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Detroit Lions injury report: Ansah returns; Levy, Pettigrew still out

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While DeAndre Levy remains out of practice, the Detroit Lions got Ezekiel Ansah back on the practice field Thursday.

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As we inch closer to gameday, the Detroit Lions appear to be getting slightly healthier. Ezekiel Ansah returned to practice Thursday in a limited fashion, after being held out Wednesday.

Safeties James Ihedigbo and Glover Quin were full participants in practice on Thursday, indicating they will be good to go on Sunday.

The status of LaAdrian Waddle is still a bit unknown. Like last week, he isn't even listed on the injury report. However, he still did not play in Sunday's game against the Vikings. During the portion of practice open to the media, Waddle was getting his ankle worked on by trainers:

The Lions could really use Waddle in the starting lineup as his replacement, Cornelius Lucas, has not been playing well.

Matthew Stafford was a full participant on Thursday, so don't expect to see Dan Orlovsky in the starting lineup Sunday night.

Here is the Lionsfull injury report for Thursday:

LB DeAndre Levy (hip) - Did not practice

TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) - Did not practice

DE Ziggy Ansah (back) - Limited practice

S Don Carey (foot) - Limited practice

T Cornelius Lucas (ankle) - Limited practice

S James Ihedigbo (knee) - Full practice

S Glover Quin (lower leg) - Full practice

QB Matthew Stafford (ribs) - Full practice

And here is the report for the Denver Broncos:

DE Kenny Anunike (knee) - Limited practice

CB Omar Bolden (foot) - Limited practice

G Louis Vasquez (knee) - Limited practice

CB Kayvon Webster (ankle) - Limited practice

RB C.J. Anderson (ankle, toe) - Full practice

QB Peyton Manning (not injury related) - Full practice

LB Brandon Marshall (finger) - Full practice

LB Lerentee McCray (groin) - Full practice

S Darian Stewart (groin) - Full practice

CB Aqib Talib (illness) - Full practice