Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is battling a left high ankle sprain that is expected to sideline him for the team's next two games, but still raises questions, a source told ESPN. Ansah underwent an MRI on his ankle last week and will seek a second opinion, which will not be rendered until Tuesday, according to the source. For now, the Lions do not think the injury will sideline Ansash more than the next couple of games, but the final doctor's opinions are not in, and the Lions still need to see how quickly he can bounce back. Ansah, a key component to Detroit's defense, was officially ruled out Friday for the Lions' game against the Packers on Sunday.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Each Sunday during the season, Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy will express his thoughts in the Free Press about football and life. Last weekend, I was reminded of how brutal football is. I’m also very aware that injuries are a part of our sport, and unavoidable if you play long enough. Around the league and on our team especially, many guys left the games without returning due to injury. From a distance it’s easy to be apathetic towards the millionaires that are paid to play football, but from a much closer view, it hurts more when you know these players as people and understand that we live with these injuries when the shoulder pads aren’t on and when no one is around to