Dahl suffered a groin injury in practice Thursday and was previously ruled out for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers. He'll miss at least three weeks, and is eligible to return from injured reserve after the Lions' Oct. 11 bye.
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Oday Aboushi is expected to start at left guard in Dahl's place.
The Lions signed veteran lineman Kenny Wiggins off the practice squad to take Dahl's spot on the 53-man roster. Wiggins made three starts for the Lions in 2019 and can play either guard position or right tackle.
Dahl also finished last season on injured reserve with a back injury that he said did not require surgery.
On Saturday, the Lions also elevated defensive tackle Kevin Strong and cornerback Dee Virgin to active list as part of the NFL's new expanded game day rosters.
Strong is a candidate for snaps on the defensive line after the Lions ruled Nick Williams out Sunday because of a shoulder injury.
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