Lions’ Brandon Pettigrew had right ankle tested

Oct 20, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew (87) celebrates with wide receiver Kris Durham (18) after catching a pass in the end zone for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Tight end Brandon Pettigrew, of the Detroit Lions, had tests done on his ankle to determine if he suffered an injury in Monday nights loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

From ESPN,

Pettigrew had his ankle re-taped twice during the Lions’ 18-16 loss to the Ravens and also appeared to be injured on a big hit over the middle in the fourth quarter. Lions coach Jim Schwartz said he would not have been able to continue playing Monday night.

Pettigrew had two catches for 23 yards against the Ravens, part of a season in which he has 41 receptions for 416 yards. He is a free agent after the season.

The Lions have been using rookie Joseph Fauria in the tight end position as well, but with the team fighting for a possible NFC North title, they’re going to need as many healthy players as possible down the stretch.

The Lions (7-7) will stay at home as they take on the New York Giants on Sunday.

Topics: Brandon Pettigrew, Detroit Lions, NFL

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