Calvin Johnson encouraged by injury progress

Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions warms up prior to the start of the pre-season game against the New York Jets at Ford Field on August 9, 2013
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Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson reveals that he is making good progress in his bid to recover from an ankle injury.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has revealed that he is encouraged by the progress he is making in his recovery from an ankle injury.

Johnson practised for the first time in two weeks on Wednesday, albeit on a limited basis, but he is pleased with the recovery.

"Good. We're doing everything from straight-forward running to moving laterally as well," Johnson told reporters.

"Things are going good. We're moving in a positive direction."

The Lions play the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley on Sunday, and Johnson revealed that a decision on whether or not he will play could be made as late as Sunday.

Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions warms up prior to the start of the pre-season game against the New York Jets at Ford Field on August 9, 2013
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