Aug 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz on the sidelines in the third quarter of a preseason game against the New England Patriots at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz mum on Ziggy Ansah's injury


Detroit Lions first round draft pick, defensive lineman Ziggy Ansah left Sunday’s practice while the team was stretching. Ansah had a towel on his head and was accompanied by two trainers when he left. That has led to some speculation that he was examined for a possible concussion.

The play that would have caused that came in Saturday’s practice, a non-padded practice, when Leroy Harris blocked Ansah and he did not see it coming.

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz wouldn’t discuss the injury.

“I don’t have any comment on anybody’s physical condition,” Schwartz said, via the Detroit Free Press. “We don’t have to give any injury reports right now and anything going into the season, particularly this late, is a competitive thing. Unless it’s somebody that’s long term or somebody that’s had surgery, I’ll let you know on those but otherwise we’ll just go with the injury reports.”

He also wouldn’t discuss how the Lions evaluate potential concussions.

“We’ll keep that to ourselves,” Schwartz said. “I don’t want to discuss anything like that.”

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