DeAndre Levy has made significant progress in his return from a nagging knee injury that has kept him out since Week 1, but his official comeback appears to still be on hold.

A source with knowledge of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport that the Detroit Lions linebacker isn’t expected to play in Thursday’s Thanksgiving matinee against the Minnesota Vikings. Levy was officially listed as questionable for the game Wednesday.

Levy, who returned to practice Nov. 16, has played in just two games for the Lions since signing a four-year, $33.8-million contract extension last year.

In other Lions injury news, running back Ameer Abdullah received positive news from foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson on Tuesday, according to Rapoport. Anderson found the foot structurally sound with no reason to believe aggravation of the injury might occur. Anderson told Abdullah the foot was better than expected.


The only cause for concern is Abdullah might injure another body part while trying to protect his foot — a common thought with injuries, Rapoport added.

Here are some other injuries we’ve been tracking on Thanksgiving Day:

1. There’s a chance Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams (knee) could practice next week, Repoport reported, and there’s also a chance he could play Week 13 against the Giants on Dec. 4.

2. Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs (knee) will be a game-time decision for their tilt with the Lions, though a source told Rapoport the Vikes don’t expect him to play.

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