Week 12 Injuries: Ansah’s Return Could Reinforce Defensive Line

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The Lions Thanksgiving Table Is About To Get Bigger With Two Players On Pace To Return.


Heading into their biggest game of the season, Detroit is getting some positive news on the injury front. The week 12 injuries aren’t as disgruntling as they were in week 11 but there are still some players who might not be able to sit at the table with everyone else as they are sidelined with injuries. With no practice on Monday, both teams guessed what their players status would be and Tuesday was a light practice, leaving Wednesday as the only full practice the team will go through.

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Jamal Agnew And Dwayne Washington Miss Practice

Star rookie returner Jamal Agnew is dealing with a knee injury that he suffered on Sunday against Chicago, leaving the return duties to Ameer Abdullah. Abdullah won’t be the return man on Sunday most likely, Jace Billingsley will probably get the nod to return kicks, as a short week won’t give Agnew enough time to recover.

Dwayne Washington is still dealing with that hip injury and again in a short week, he didn’t practice, leading us to believe that Zach Zenner will get some playing time once again.

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Ziggy Ansah Returns To Practice On A Limited Basis

Some big news on the Lions injury front is that starting defensive end Ziggy Ansah is back in practice on a limited basis with his back injury. Ansah missed the last two games, not practicing during the week. With Ansah limited in practice, he should be good to go on a limited snap count on Thursday.

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Jalen Reeves-Maybin Back In Practice Fully

Another rookie that was banged up was linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin who has been dealing with an ankle injury. With Reeves-Maybin returning to practice fully, he will be good to go and help the depth of the linebacker core.

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Minnesota Vikings Injury Report

It is a tale of two different days when looking at the Minnesota Vikings injury report. On the guesses for Monday, many people wouldn’t have practiced. Tuesday though, all of those people either practiced fully or in a limited fashion. Offensive tackle Mike Remmers (concussion) and defensive end Brian Robinson (lower back) went from no practice to limited practice.

Cornerbacks Mackensie Alexander (ankle) and Xavier Rhodes (calf) went from no practice to full participant in practice. Safety Andrew Sendejo (groin/hamstring) has been the only player staying in limited participation all week. Defensive end Everson Griffen (foot) and linebacker Emmanuel Lamur (knee) were upgraded from limited to full on Tuesday.

Overall, it looks like all the Vikings players should be good to go on Thanksgiving, something that will help them against the Lions in what will be a big NFC North battle.

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