Back injury likely to sideline Lions QB Kitna

Lions QB Jon Kitna left last week’s game in the fourth quarter with back spasms and is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. He didn’t participate in practice this week but his backup, Dan Orlovsky, is battling an ankle injury and was limited in practice all week as well.

Injury report: Lions

Doubtful
QB Jon Kitna (back)
G Stephen Peterman (hand)

Questionable
CB Travis Fisher (knee)
WR Calvin Johnson (knee)
WR Roy Williams (hip)

Probable
TE Casey Fitzsimmons (elbow)
QB Dan Orlovsky (ankle)

Injury report: Vikings

Doubtful
S Madieu Williams (neck)

Questionable
WR Bernard Berrian (knee)
LB Erin Henderson (concussion)
WR Sidney Rice (knee)
CB Benny Sapp (hamstring)

Probable
LB Vinny Ciurciu (concussion)
DE Ray Edwards (shoulder)
TE Jim Kleinsasser (foot)
C John Sullivan (knee)

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