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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Morning Roar: Ziggy Ansah's in Week 1?

By Kevin Seifert

Good morning and ROARRRRRRRR!

It's quite obvious that Detroit Lions rookie Ziggy Ansah won't play in Thursday night's preseason finale at the Buffalo Bills. The big question is whether he'll be ready for Week 1 of the regular season against the Minnesota Vikings.

Ansah hasn't been on the field since leaving Sunday's practice with a towel draped over his head. Local reporters noted he had appeared shaken up during Saturday's practice but had returned. Coach Jim Schwartz has refused to identify Ansah's ailment, but his absence from Wednesday's annual kickoff luncheon fueled speculation he has a concussion, as Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News writes.

True preparations for the Vikings game won't begin until after Labor Day, but it's difficult to know whether Ansah is close to a return or not.

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