The Detroit Lions will have to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers without rookie defensive end Ziggy Ansah. He has been trying to recover from a high-ankle sprain suffered in Week 8. This will be the second consecutive game Ansah has missed. Ansah has recorded 19 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles in the game.
Ansah was spotted with a walking boot on his left ankle on Tuesday. That had many expecting this news all week. The Lions might be alright without Ansah against the Steelers. The Pittsburgh offense ranks 27th on the ground. They’re better through the air however.
That means the Lions will start Devin Taylor and Willie Young at defensive end.
Worth repeating, Ansah did very little in drills today. Left ankle was wrapped, worked with third defensive line group.
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) November 15, 2013
From Saturday morning:
Yes. I’m not expecting him Sunday at this point “@rollie: is it a high ankle sprain for Ziggy? I’m SURE I missed it weeks ago”
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) November 16, 2013