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Injury roundup: Calvin Johnson (knee) sits out practice

Calvin Johnson said he was "real close" to playing Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.

Megatrondidn't suit up, of course, and the Detroit Lions' offense barely showed up at Lambeau Field. It's safe to presume these two things were related.

Johnson didn't practice Wednesday as he continues his recovery from a knee injury. The playmaker isn't a typical participant in Wednesday practice, so it's probably best not to draw any conclusions about his Week 6 availability.

Still, it's a situation worth keeping an eye on as the week progresses. Johnson still could play against the Cleveland Browns even if he doesn't practice. Stay tuned.

Some other injury news from around the NFL:

  1. Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy announced Wednesday that linebacker Clay Matthews will be out "multiple weeks" as he recovers from thumb surgery.
  1. Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (shin) didn't practice Wednesday. Texans coach Gary Kubiak said the All-Pro was held out so he could rest.
  1. Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (bruised ribs) fully participated in practice Wednesday. Morris missed the majority of the second half in his team's Week 4 win over the Raiders. If Morris suffers no setbacks, he'll start Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said.
  1. Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (quad bruise) was close to a full participant in practice. The rookie sat out the game against the Raiders.
  1. Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin (strained hamstring) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, the first time he's been full-go in two weeks. Austin has missed the last two games but is expected to play Sunday.
  1. New York Giants running back David Wilson (neck) will miss "Thursday Night Football" against the Chicago Bears, but that might not be all. A source close to the situation told on Wednesday that Wilson will seek a second opinion, and he could miss more games beyond Thursday.
  1. Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday and could be lost for the year. The third-round draft pick has been plagued by knee issues since training camp and has yet to see a regular-season snap. His rookie season is looking like a total wash-out.
  1. Chiefs right tackle Eric Fisher returned to practice Wednesday, a good sign he will return to the lineup Sunday. The struggling rookie missed Week 5 after suffering a concussion.

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