Dan Campbell offers updates on several injured Lions players entering Week 4

Dan Campbell’s pre-practice press conference on Wednesday was more like a shift change briefing at the nurse’s station in the hospital. The first several minutes, and really the vast majority of the press conference, was the Lions head coach offering updates on a litany of injured Detroit players.

Campbell hit upon quite a few players who will sit out practice, including WR DJ Chark, TE T.J. Hockenson, LG Jonah Jackson, C Frank Ragnow, WR Josh Reynolds, RB D’Andre Swift and WR Amon-Ra St. Brown. He offered a little more details on some of those walking wounded.

On Ragnow, “We’re obviously optimistic with Frank (Ragnow), just giving him a breather. Ragnow missed Week 2 with a toe injury but played every snap in Week 3.

He then hit starting receivers Chark and Reynolds.

“Chark I think will be okay, Reynolds will be okay,” Campbell read from his notes. “We’ll take it day-to-day and see where he’s at.”

Swift “would have to be significantly better” to play, Campbell added with an allusion to a miracle. He was more optimistic about St. Brown’s chances, calling the team’s top wideout “really day-to-day” but not as far along as Reynolds.

Campbell summed it up with this message to his team,

“Next man up, we’re ready to roll.”

Story originally appeared on Lions Wire