Detroit Lions rookie defensive end Ziggy Ansah returned to practice yesterday after missing extended time due to a concussion suffered on August 24. He was a full go in the early portion of practice open to the media but was listed as a limited participant when the official injury report was released later in the day.
That left two possible scenarios. One, the Lions planned to limit Ansah in his return after nearly two weeks out of action. Or two, that symptoms returned as the workout ramped up in intensity.
Fortunately, number two can be ruled out with Ansah once again joining his teammates for practice today. That wouldn’t have happened if Ansah had not remained symptom-free. While concussions are tricky and symptoms can return at any time, odds now look good for Ansah to play on Sunday. This isn’t like other injuries where the player has to test it out to see if he can play. Concussions are 100% or 0% propositions.
The Lions were without safety Louis Delmas and defensive end Jason Jones at today’s practice. It isn’t a surprise that Delmas isn’t participating in the final practice before game day as the team has made a point to keep him fresh. We will have to wait until the official injury report is released later to day to find out more about Jones – he wasn’t listed on the Wednesday or Thursday injury reports.