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INJURY REPORT: DE Ziggy Ansah listed with a concussion

Posted Sep 4, 2013

The good news about the Lions' Wednesday injury report is that there are only two names on it ... the bad news is that one of those names is Ziggy Ansah

Ziggy AnsahDE Ziggy Ansah has not practiced since August 24.

The Detroit Lions released their first injury report of the regular season on Wednesday.

The good news is that it only contains only two names. The bad news is that one of those names is Ziggy Ansah, and the report confirms the speculation that he did indeed suffer a concussion during practice on Aug. 24.

Ansah was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's practice report due to that concussion. Safety Louis Delmas was limited because of that sore knee.

There is some good news when it comes to Ansah, though. He was running off to the side of practice on Wednesday and one of the conditions to return to practice is to go symptom-free after physical exertion.

Ansah will only be allowed to return to the field after being cleared by an independent neurologist when all his symptoms are gone and his baseline cognitive tests are normal.

The Lions will release game designations on Friday’s injury report, but it seems logical at this point to think that Ansah would have to practice at least once this week in order to play Sunday vs. Minnesota.

The Lions have been very careful with Delmas’ practice schedule throughout training camp and his practice regimen is expected to be closely monitored during the season as well.