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Ziggy Ansah back at practice

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After refusing to comment on the reason for his absence from practice for a while, the Lions revealed Wednesday that rookie defensive end Ziggy Ansah has been sidelined by a concussion.

It turns out that the revelation was just in time for Ansah to return to action. Kyle Meinke of reports that Ansah participated in all the drills going on during the 30 minutes of practice open to the media after being limited to light jogging during Wednesday’s session.

Thursday’s practice for the Lions is unpadded, as was the August 24 session when Ansah suffered the concussion, so Ansah was limited to hitting sleds and pads along with his teammates on the defensive line. The protocols for a return from concussion are such that his presence on the field doesn’t mean that he’s got a full green light to be on the field for the season opener as well, but things are certainly moving in the right direction.

We’ll find out how far in that direction they’re moving and how much the Vikings offensive line might need to worry about Ansah in the next couple of days.

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14 Responses to “Ziggy Ansah back at practice”
  1. papacrick says: Sep 5, 2013 12:28 PM

    That D Line is gonna own Ponder on Sunday much like Brady and Sanchez in the preseason

  2. juke1220 says: Sep 5, 2013 12:28 PM


  3. ocdn says: Sep 5, 2013 12:33 PM

    Welcome back!

  4. Norseman says: Sep 5, 2013 12:37 PM

    Matt Kalil shouldn’t have much problem keeping Ansah at bay on Sunday. He’s been very successful against tougher and more experienced DEs, so a new guy like Ansah should be a good warm up for him – if he actually plays.

  5. essentialsausage says: Sep 5, 2013 12:44 PM

    Great news!

  6. lionsblood73 says: Sep 5, 2013 12:51 PM

    We all know that the Lions are taking extreme care of this situation considering what they went through with Best.

  7. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Sep 5, 2013 12:54 PM

    The Lions have put together a really good defensive line. It will be a big test for the Vikings O-line, which hasn’t looked good in the preseason. I think there will be a lot of sacks but the Vikings will probably hit a few big plays against that aggressive line.

  8. releasetheorakigan says: Sep 5, 2013 1:09 PM

    Lions O-line is great at pass rushing. How are they going to look against AP? Probably not good.

  9. floratiotime says: Sep 5, 2013 1:28 PM

    I heard that Ziggy Ansah was Ghanaian for ‘draft bust’.

  10. staffordsyear says: Sep 5, 2013 2:03 PM


  11. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Sep 5, 2013 2:32 PM

    How long until someone makes a joke about how he looks like he’s 40 years old?
    ps-that isn’t funny anymore

  12. hatesycophants says: Sep 5, 2013 2:44 PM

    If you think an offensive line is used to generate a pass rush, maybe you shouldn’t post comments about football… ever.

  13. theboondoggles says: Sep 5, 2013 3:25 PM

    Ponder’s going to get pressured all day. The Vikings would be silly to lean on the passing game when they can slow the pass rush with a solid running game. I think this comes down to how Tulloch and company manage the gaps.

  14. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 5, 2013 5:14 PM

    Turns out they were just giving Ziggy a veteran’s day off.

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