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Lions injury report: Ansah returns to practice, Riddick and Swanson still out

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Signs are starting to look grim for the starting center.

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Not much has changed on the reports between Wednesday and Thursday as the Detroit Lions prepare to face the New York Giants in the Meadowlands, the first outdoor cold weather game the Lions will play all year—although current weather forecasts are promising. Indeed, the only appreciable change has seen defensive end Ezekiel Ansah return to practice in a limited form after missing Wednesday’s session.

Of course, no change isn’t the best of news for the Lions, who are still without center Travis Swanson, who continues to go through concussion protocol. His absence would mean a shift along the offensive line as Graham Glasgow gives up his position at guard to move to center for the second week in a row. Top running back Theo Riddick has also missed Thursday’s practice. Both Riddick and Swanson did not play on Sunday against the Bears.

Though Zach Zenner is still listed as limited, as he continues to progress through the concussion protocol, he practiced without the red no-contact jersey for the first time this week, suggesting he could be available this week.

The Giants, as mentioned, have not changed their report since yesterday. They are still without defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who deals with a core muscle injury, and linebacker Keenan Robinson. The full reports follow below.

Detroit Lions injury report 12/15/16

C Travis Swanson (concussion) - No practice
RB Theo Riddick (wrist) - No practice
DE Ezekiel Ansah (ankle) - Limited practice
TE Eric Ebron (knee) - Limited practice
LB DeAndre Levy (knee) - Limited practice
CB Darius Slay (hamstring) - Limited practice
RB Zach Zenner (concussion) - Limited practice
QB Matthew Stafford (right finger) - Full practice

New York Giants injury report 12/15/16

DE Jason Pierre-Paul (core muscle) - No practice
LB Keenan Robinson (shoulder) - No practice
S Nat Berhe (concussion) - Limited practice
LS Zak DeOssie (hamstring) - Limited practice
DT Johnathan Hankins (shoulder) - Limited practice
LB Mark Herzlich (concussion) - Limited practice
DE Owa Odighizuwa (knee) - Limited practice
G Justin Pugh (knee) - Limited practice
RB Shane Vereen (concussion) - Limited practice