The Detroit Lions will be without without wide receiver Calvin Johnson and running back Reggie Bush on Sunday versus the Minnesota Vikings.
Johnson has been dealing with a high ankle sprain originally sustained during Week 3. He re-aggravated the injury last Sunday, and Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said Monday that he was "strongly" considering sitting Johnson against the Vikings. On Wednesday, the receiver said he hoped to play Sunday.
Bush did not practice this week after spraining his ankle last Sunday in Detroit's loss to the Bills. On Friday, he said he was still hoping to play against Minnesota and was listed as questionable.
Johnson had just three total catches for 19 yards the past two weeks against the Jets and Bills. On Tuesday, a report by Rapoport said he has been frustrated with his decoy role in those games, something that Johnson denied later in the week.
The Lions are 3-2 heading into Sunday's game in Minnesota.
- Molly Geary