Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree underwent surgery Tuesday on a fractured fibula and will be miss at least eight weeks, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
What was initially termed an ankle injury has been confirmed as a broken leg, threatening the remainder of Ogletree's season. He was easily on pace to achieve a third 100-tackle campaign in a row to kick off his career. However, his absence will make way for Akeem Ayers to serve as the Rams' weak-side linebacker.
Lions running back Joique Bell (ankle) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Seahawks, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Bell has been incredibly underwhelming thus far, averaging just 2.5 yards per touch and 1.1 yard per rush. Rookie Ameer Abdullah and third-down back Theo Riddick should get increased touches against a tough Seahawks rush defense Monday in Bell's absence.
An MRI taken on Lions tight end Eric Ebron's injured left knee revealed no structural damage, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
The full extent of Ebron's injury has not been revealed, but the MRI results are promising. Ebron's status for the Lions' next game Sunday against the Cardinals is uncertain, but he will have one fewer day to prepare than he normally would coming off a Monday night game in Week 4.
Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy (hip) has officially been ruled out for Monday's game in Seattle, DetroitLions.com's Tim Twentyman reports.
Levy returned to limited practices this week, after missing more than a month of practice. He was originally listed as doubtful for Monday's game, and he may be back for Week 5 against the Cardinals. The Detroit defense badly needs him, having allowed 83 points and 8.7 yards per pass attempt through three games.
Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) will take part in practice this week, and if he avoids a setback, he's expected to play Sunday against the Cardinals, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.
Pettigrew has done very little since sustaining a hamstring injury in the opener, but it appears as if he'll make initial attempts to return to the field this week. On Monday night, fellow tight end Eric Ebron suffered a knee injury that has placed his immediate availability in question, necessitating Pettigrew's presence in the offense. Expect the week of preparation to determine the eventual TE pecking order Sunday.