Lions play 'wait and see' with injured stars

The Detroit Lions used their off week to rest and try to heal their many, many injured players, but there is not complete clarity as to whether any of them we'll be back Sunday against Miami.

That includes wide receiver Calvin Johnson, running back Reggie Bush and all three of their main tight ends: Brandon Pettigrew, Joseph Fauria and Eric Ebron.

"We'll have to wait and see, to be honest with you," Lions coach Jim Caldwell said. "And it'll be just like every week, it'll be a day-to-day thing."

Johnson has not played since Week 5 against Buffalo, when he aggravated his high right ankle sprain. Bush has dealt with an ankle sprain the past three weeks. The Lions rested last week in the hopes of getting those players back for the second half of the season.

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Johnson told reporters last week he expects to play against Miami on Sunday, the story said, but right now the Lions are treating this as a day-to-day thing. The Dolphins are at Detroit and it's an early afternoon game. Hopefully some light will be shed with the Wednesday injury report, but if not we'll know in advance who is active in case it comes down to a game-time decision.

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Mar 24

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