Detroit Lions CB Will Harris questionable vs. Minnesota Vikings with hip injury

The Detroit Lions could be without slot cornerback Will Harris for Sunday's showdown with the Minnesota Vikings after Harris missed practice Friday with a hip injury.

Harris aggravated a hip injury in practice in October and missed a game a few days later against the Dallas Cowboys.

He re-appeared on the Lions' injury report as a limited practice participant Thursday, sat out Friday's practice and is questionable to play Sunday.

Jaguars wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. (11) is tackled by Lions safety Will Harris during the first half Dec. 4, 2022, in Detroit.
Jaguars wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. (11) is tackled by Lions safety Will Harris during the first half Dec. 4, 2022, in Detroit.

"Tough to say (if he'll play or not)," Lions coach Dan Campbell said before practice Friday. "There is a chance that he’s (out), but this is one of those, man, let’s see what he looks like or how he feels today and we’ll just take it day to day."

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Harris took over as the starting slot cornerback in Week 8 and has been part of the Lions' improved play in the secondary. If he can't play Sunday, the Lions could turn to Mike Hughes or AJ Parker as a replacement.

Hughes opened the season at nickel cornerback, but has played better since moving outside. Parker, on the practice squad, was the Lions' primary slot cornerback last season.

Cornerback Jeff Okudah and receiver Kalif Raymond returned to practice Friday after missing two days with an illness and are listed as questionable but expected to play against the Vikings, while guard Evan Brown is doubtful because of the sprained ankle that kept him out the past two weeks.

Guard Kayode Awosika (ankle), linebacker Derrick Barnes (knee) and cornerback Chase Lucas (hamstring) are out for the Lions, and backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld (illness) is questionable.

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Campbell said the Lions kept sick players away from the building this week — backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld missed his third straight practice with an illness Friday — after a COVID-19 outbreak last season left them without nearly 20% of their roster for a December game against the Denver Broncos.

"We’re trying to alleviate it getting spread around, so yeah, that was a big part of it," he said.

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