Detroit had been hoping to get Swift back from a two-game absence after its bye week.
Swift sprained his ankle during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1 and then hurt his shoulder at the Minnesota Vikings during Week 3. He acknowledged Thursday his shoulder is giving him the most pain as of late and his ankle is getting better but that both are still giving him problems.
Coach Dan Campbell said at the time that Swift is doing "a little better."
"Just trying to push through, and if it's something minor and something I can push through, I will, no questions asked," Swift said. "I'm going to be out there, no questions asked, but some things you kind of got to let heal if you don't want to make it worse."
Swift (231 yards rushing) entered his third season with high expectations and got off to a strong start in the first few games by averaging a career-best 8.6 yards per carry. He is looking to get back on track when he returns.