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Jim Schwartz won’t say whether Ziggy Ansah suffered a concussion


Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah took a big hit on a block from Leroy Harris and spent some time on the side of the field before returning to work later in the non-padded practice.

Ansah left practice again on Sunday during the stretching period and did not return after heading off the field with two trainers. After the workout, coach Jim Schwartz was asked ¬†whether Ansah had been evaluated for a concussion. It wasn’t a question that Schwartz was willing to answer.

“I don’t have any comment on anybody’s physical condition,” Schwartz said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “We don’t have to give any injury reports right now and anything going into the season, particularly this late, is a competitive thing. Unless it’s somebody that’s long term or somebody that’s had surgery, I’ll let you know on those but otherwise we’ll just go with the injury reports.”

There won’t be an injury report for more than a week, so we’ll just have to wait and see what kind of work Ansah does in the next few days to get a sense for his condition. If he’s back without much time gone by, he’ll likely be ready to go for the season opener and the Lions will have a crucial piece of a pass rush they’ll need to perform well in order to take some pressure off the secondary.


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17 Responses to “Jim Schwartz won’t say whether Ziggy Ansah suffered a concussion”
  1. Stupid Lions Fan says: Aug 26, 2013 11:36 AM


  2. floratiotime says: Aug 26, 2013 11:41 AM

    Nothing dispels rumors better than stonewalling.

  3. purpleguy says: Aug 26, 2013 12:02 PM

    I wonder if the reason everything looks fuzzy is not concussion related, but because he has no lenses in his glasses?

  4. explosionsauce says: Aug 26, 2013 12:03 PM

    I’m tired of people wearing glasses frames without the lenses. Get off my lawn too

  5. vdogg says: Aug 26, 2013 12:14 PM

    Schwartz has a ton of talent on that team and he is driving it into the ground faster than Millen did….Schwartz is a punk and it just reinforces the idea that a team takes on the personality of their head coach….Detroit Lions fans, get that guy out of there as fast as you can, you are not going to win with him!

  6. ocdn says: Aug 26, 2013 12:20 PM

    Let’s hope he’s OK.

  7. dalcow4 says: Aug 26, 2013 12:27 PM

    Likable, good player. Let’s hope it’s not a concussion. If it is, it’s probably his first one since he didn’t start playing football until his mid 30s.

  8. haywoodjablowme1 says: Aug 26, 2013 12:31 PM

    Because of the new league rules and the lawsuits over untreated and misdiagnosed concussions, no team will report nothing to the press

  9. brassknuckles47 says: Aug 26, 2013 12:37 PM

    After Rex, Schwartz will be the second coach to be let go after the season ends. That is unless the Lions make the playoffs, but like the Jets & Rex, what are the chances of that?

  10. granadafan says: Aug 26, 2013 12:46 PM

    Nice fake glasses there, Ziggy

  11. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Aug 26, 2013 12:56 PM

    It’s super funny to me how many of you hate Schwartz and call him childish names based on an altercation he had with Harbaugh which Harbaugh admitted he was at fault for and apologized.
    Some people are really stuck in the past and have a lot of built up hatred inside of them.
    If you’re talking about him I take it as a sign that he must be doing something right. If he and the Lions are truly irrelevant like so many of you say they are then why do you take the time to come to PFT and comment about them?
    Let’s talk again after the Lions beat your team, OK?

  12. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 26, 2013 1:11 PM

    With Ziggy they aren’t sure if it’s a concussion or early onset Alzheimers.

  13. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 26, 2013 1:13 PM

    Ziggy doesn’t recover as quickly from hits to the head as he did when he was a young man in his 20s.

  14. dalcow4 says: Aug 26, 2013 1:39 PM

    Actually, Ansah is not hurt at all. Schwartz just got worried because Ziggy keeps starting conversations by saying “When I was your age….”

  15. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 26, 2013 1:56 PM

    Troubled by whispers over the authenticity of his birth certificate, Ezekial went about in public with lenseless glasses. To show everyone he could still see perfectly. For a man his age.

  16. mayorstafford says: Aug 26, 2013 11:14 PM

    He will be a stud in this league.

  17. jimmylions says: Aug 26, 2013 11:21 PM

    Hopefully he’s good for the season opener. We’ve had pretty good luck with injuries in the off season (so far).

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