Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 10/20/14
The Lions have high hopes for Ezekiel Ansah, whom they took with the fifth overall pick in the draft. Unfortunately, after being blindside by Leroy Harris during a non-padded practice on Saturday, he may miss some time. Ansah finished the Saturday practice, but unable to work on Sunday and was taken to the locker room during team stretches. When ask about the injury Head Coach, Jim Schwartz, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, replied: "I don’t have any comment on anybody’s physical condition." The answer is vague to say the least; however, it seems to be a smart move on the Lions part, as they try to keep a competitive edge against opponents. After all, they have no obligation to discuss injuries with the media, and this buys Ansah time to recover from whatever injury he sustained before the next injury report comes out. However, if this turns out to be a concussion, he will need to be cleared by an independent neurologist before returning. Ansah was used sporadically during his time on the BYU football team, but showed so much promise and potential during the 2013 Senior Bowl that the Lions, desperate for depth at defensive end, had no choice but to take him. Though he is a freakish athlete, his true ability is both raw and vastly unknown. He has had an incredible preseason and looks to be a starter on the Lions’ potent defensive line, if healthy, come week one. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?
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