Lions’ Ansah leaves game with injury, returns

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News
Jim Caldwell argues with officials during the second quarter of the Lions' game against the Bears.

Detroit -- Ziggy Ansah's frustrating season continues.

The Detroit Lions defensive end exited Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears in the second quarter with a shoulder injury.  He left the field, slammed his helmet on the bench, and paced the sidelines before leaving for the locker room with trainers with two minutes remaining in the first half.

He was not on the field during the start of the Lions' first defensive series of the second half but eventually returned.

Ansah has been battling a high ankle sprain since the second week of the season, something he recently told reporters he anticipated bothering him the rest of the year.

One season after finishing third in the NFL in sacks with 14.5, Ansah has not recorded one this year.

The Lions came into the game against the Bears with 21 sacks, which ranks 27th in the NFL. Only the Jets, 49ers and Browns have been worse at getting to opposing quarterbacks.