Detroit Lions Injury Report: Amari Spievey, Jacob Lacey Likely out vs. Seahawks

Eric McKelvieSenior Writer IOctober 26, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 07:  Head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions talks with Amari Spievey #42 against the New Orleans Saints in the 2012 NFC Wild Card Playoff at Mercedes-Benz Superdome game on January 7, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Detroit Lions (2-4) could be without some key players when they host the Seattle Seahawks (4-3) on Sunday.

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, safety Amari Spievey won’t play Sunday because of a concussion suffered in Monday’s loss to the Chicago Bears. The 24-year-old has appeared in five games this season, racking up 21 tackles in the process.

Cornerback Jacob Lacey is also likely to miss Sunday’s game. Lacey suffered a concussion in the Lions win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 15 and has yet to return to practice, according to Birkett.

Lacey spent the first three years of his NFL career in Indianapolis before signing with the Lions in the offseason. Lacey has appeared in five games with the Lions and has registered 13 tackles.

Cliff Avril (back) and DeAndre Levy (hamstring) also missed practice Thursday.

On offense, a number of Matthew Stafford’s weapons have been limited in practice.

Calvin Johnson, who has been held to only one touchdown catch this season, was limited in practice Thursday because of a knee injury.

Wide receiver Titus Young and tight end Brandon Pettigrew were also limited because of knee injuries.

For an offense that scored only seven points against Chicago and lost Nate Burleson for the season, missing one of these players could have a significant impact, especially considering the Seahawks allow an average of 15.1 points per game, good for third in the NFL.

Their offense, however, ranks near the bottom of the league. The Seahawks average only 161.9 passing yards and score just 16.6 points per game.

With that in mind, the Lions defense should still perform well regardless of who's out, but the offense will need to be healthy and in sync for all four quarters.