New Orleans — Two of the Lions’ top defensive players missed a portion of Monday’s win over the Saints, but after the game, details were scarce.
Free safety Glover Quin exited in the second quarter with a concussion after a hard hit on running back Tim Hightower. Quin stood up and wobbled before trainers ran onto the field and escorted him directly to the locker room.
“He had a little issue out there, so we’ll see how he does,” coach Jim Caldwell said when asked for an update on Quin.
Defensive end Ezekiel Ansah also missed much of the second quarter with what the team called an illness. He ended up returning to play in the second half, but he didn’t always look comfortable, including once when he sat on the turf on the sideline.
Ansah said he did not vomit, but there were times he was hunched over on the bench with a towel on his head. When he suffered the injury or illness, he stood up before laying on the field awaiting trainers.
Ansah and Caldwell both declined to say if he was ill before the game.
“We’ll see what happens,” Caldwell said. “We’ll see what the whole story was.”