Roberts (shoulder) was a limited participant at Tuesday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Roberts has taken a step forward after missing Sunday's game against the Panthers and not practicing last week, but he shoulder issue continues to linger. Wednesday's practice participation should provide a better idea of how the 24-year-old's shoulder is recovering ahead of Thursday's game against the Bears.
Roberts (shoulder) was a limited participant in Monday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Roberts missed Sunday's loss to the Panthers due to a lingering shoulder injury, and still remains hampered by the issue. The second-year tight end faces a short week of recovery as Thursday's divisional tilt against the Bears approaches. If Roberts is unable to suit up Week 12, Luke Willson and Levine Toilolo will split snaps at the tight end position.
Roberts (shoulder) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Roberts was unable to practice in any capacity this week after getting hurt in the Lions' 34-22 loss to the Bears on Nov. 11. Fortunately for the Lions, they'll get Luke Willson (shoulder) back from a one-game absence this week, giving the team two healthy tight ends.
Roberts (shoulder) didn't practice Thursday.
Roberts' absence was forecast when he wasn't seen at the part of Thursday's session open to the media. The second-year tight end missed out on a chance to carve out a role with starting TE Luke Willson (shoulder) sidelined Week 10 at Chicago, suffering a shoulder injury of his own during that contest. Considering Roberts hasn't made an appearance on the practice field this week, Friday's injury report could include the final word on his availability for Sunday's contest against the Panthers.
With Roberts apparently trending toward his second straight absence from practice to begin the week, his availability for Sunday's game against the Panthers appears to be a major question mark. It's a somewhat concerning development with the Lions' other primary tight end, Luke Willson (shoulder), working back from an injury of his own that sidelined him for the Week 10 loss to the Bears. Willson at least appears to be further along in his recovery after practicing in a limited fashion Wednesday.
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