Pisa Tinoisamoa limited in practice

Updated: December 2, 2010, 8:09 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Pisa Tinoisamoa returned to take part in Thursday's workout inside the Walter Payton Center in a limited capacity, but the starting strong side linebacker isn't expected to miss Sunday's game at Detroit, according to Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith.

The club held out Tinoisamoa for Wednesday's session because of recurring knee soreness.

"[Tinoisamoa] has a little soreness in his knee, so he wasn't able to do a whole lot today. [There's] a little bit of concern for him. Whenever you have a guy who doesn't practice Thursday, there's some concern. Besides that we can't complain an awful lot [about injuries]."

Tinoisamoa missed the Bears' Nov. 18 win over the Miami Dolphins because of knee issues.

The club also removed receiver Rashied Davis from its latest injury report. Davis was limited at Wednesday's practice with a sore shoulder, but participated fully Thursday with no limitations.

The Lions placed kicker Jason Hanson on the injured reserve Thursday, because of an injured right knee, and signed cornerback Tye Hill to take his spot on the roster.

Detroit offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus (knee) sat out of Thursday's practice along with defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch (neck) and quarterbacks Shaun Hill (finger) and Matthew Stafford (shoulder), who had already been declared out for Sunday's game.

Lions running back Jahvid Best (toe) was limited at practice along with receiver Nate Burleson (hamstring), cornerback DeAndre Levy (groin) and tight end Tony Scheffler (ribs).

Michael C. Wright covers the Bears for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.

Michael C. Wright

ESPN Chicago Bears reporter

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