Kerryon Johnson might miss his fourth straight recreation with a knee damage Sunday, because the rookie operating back was certainly one of four Detroit Lions starters who didn’t take part in Wednesday’s stroll-by means of.

Johnson has not played since injuring his left knee in a Nov. 18 win over the Carolina Panthers. The Lions have topped 100 yards rushing in each of the three games Johnson has missed.

Along with Johnson, defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand (knee), wide receiver Bruce Ellington (hamstring), right tackle Rick Wagner (concussion) and special-teams ace Charles Washington (hamstring) were listed as “out” on the Lions’ estimated practice report.

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Hand, Ellington, Wagner and Washington were among eight players who left last week’s win over the Arizona Cardinals with injuries.

Hand suffered a grade 2 MCL sprain and is out for at least Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills and possibly longer. Wagner is in the NFL’s concussion protocol, and must be cleared by an independent neurologist before he can return to the field. Washington is expected to miss Sunday’s game with his injury. And the extent of Ellington’s hamstring injury is not known.

Matthew Stafford, who played through a back injury last week, was listed as “limited” on Wednesday’s practice report, as was linebacker Devon Kennard, who sat out the Arizona game with a hip injury.

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Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press

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