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Lions-Bears injury report: Ezekiel Ansah misses 5th-straight practice

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It’s not looking good for the Lions’ best pass rusher.

Green Bay Packers v Detroit Lions Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images

For the second day in a row, and fifth consecutive practice, Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah sat out. The Lions premier pass rusher has been sidelined with a back injury for the past week and a half, and his chances of playing this week look dimmer and dimmer.

On Wednesday, the Lions added Kasim Edebali to their defensive line, but without Ansah, Detroit remains perilously thin at the position.

The rest of the Lions injury report remained the same: Dwayne Washington is still out with a hip injury, T.J. Lang was a full participant, while Jalen Reeves-Maybin is just limited in practice with an ankle injury.

For the Chicago Bears, much like Ansah, linebacker Danny Trevathan missed his fifth consecutive practice and looks like he could miss Sunday’s game. Trevathan is second on the team with 52 tackles despite missing two games this season.

However, Chicago also got some good news on Thursday. Starting offensive guard Kyle Long was upgraded from limited to a full participant at practice. Long missed last week’s game against the Packers with a finger injury, and this was his first full practice since Week 8.

Lions injury report

DE Ezekiel Ansah (back) - No practice
RB Dwayne Washington (hip) - No practice
S Don Carey (knee) - Limited practice
LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (ankle) - Limited practice
OG T.J. Lang (concussion) - Full practice

Bears injury report

TE Dion Sims (illness) - No practice
LB Danny Trevathan (calf) - No practice
CB Bryce Callahan (knee) - No practice
OT Tom Compton (ankle) - Limited practice
LB Sam Acho (shoulder) - Limited practice
DE Roy Robertson-Harris (hamstring) - Full practice
CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring) - Full practice
OG Kyle Long (fingers) - Full practice