Lions down 3 starters during Wednesday practice
Allen Park -- The Detroit Lions were down three starters during Wednesday’s practice as center Travis Swanson, defensive end Ziggy Ansah and running back Theo Riddick sat out.
Swanson remains in concussion protocol after sitting out last week with a brain injury. He was replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Graham Glasgow.
Riddick is dealing with a wrist injury that sidelined him last weekend against the Bears. The Lions are thin in the backfield with Zach Zenner in concussion protocol and rookie Dwayne Washington working through a nagging ankle injury.
Zenner practiced Wednesday, but was in a red no-contact jersey.
As for Ansah, he exited the game against the Bears in the second quarter with a shoulder injury, but was able to return in the fourth quarter. ESPN reported that the Pro Bowl edge rusher suffered a stinger.