Ziggy Ansah still out with back problem

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Ziggy Ansah‘s back issue continues to be an issue for the Lions.

The star defensive end didn’t practice Friday and isn’t expected to play Sunday against the Bears.

That makes two weeks with no activity for Ansah. According to Kyle Meinke of Mlive.com, Lions coach Jim Caldwell declined to elaborate on whether it’s a long-term injury.

The 28-year-old Ansah has been bothered by knee issues as well this year, and has just four sacks, with three of them coming in Week Two against the Giants.

Running back Dwayne Washington also missed practice Friday as he’s dealing with a hip injury.

12 responses to “Ziggy Ansah still out with back problem

  1. You can remove “star” from his title, he’s just a defensive end. Dude is pretty much a one-hit wonder who hasn’t done jack since he played with Ndamukong Suh in 2015, who was in the final year of his contract and played lights out.

    By the way, Suh hasn’t done jack since then, either.

  2. In general, lineman (offensive and defensive) have to be extra vigilant about taking care of their bodies — during the off-season as well as during the season. Their NFL careers are notoriously short. They frequently end up spending their life hobbled by football injuries.

  3. Very much agree with removing the “star” title. One year with double digit sacks out of what, 4 years in the league now? Back to square one for the Lions in terms of building a pass rush, this guy is going the route of DeAndre Levy

  4. 26predator says:
    November 17, 2017 at 12:54 pm
    You can remove “star” from his title, he’s just a defensive end. Dude is pretty much a one-hit wonder who hasn’t done jack since he played with Ndamukong Suh in 2015, who was in the final year of his contract and played lights out.

    By the way, Suh hasn’t done jack since then, either
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    Suh’s last season in Detroit was 2014, Ansah had 13.5 sacks in 2015 without Suh. Ansah hasn’t been healthy since 2015, not sure if he’ll ever be. But when he is, he’s elite.

  5. The Lions could put their entire 2nd team in there, and they would beat the Bears (or packers for that matter).

  6. vikingf0rlife, I’m smelling FEAR in you Vikings fans for our matchup Thanksgiving Day! Say goodbye to your division lead!

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