Lions' Swanson to miss 2nd straight game, Riddick doubtful

Justin Rogers, The Detroit News


Allen Park — As expected, the Detroit Lions will be without Travis Swanson for a second consecutive week. The starting center has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Giants and hasn’t practiced since suffering a concussion two weeks ago.

The Lions will also likely be down running back Theo Riddick, who is doubtful with a wrist injury. After practicing in a limited capacity last week, he was scratched from the lineup last weekend against the Bears. He didn’t practice this week and the team is expected to lean heavily on rookie Dwayne Washington against the Giants.

Detroit also ruled five players questionable for the contest: Defensive end Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), tight end Eric Ebron (knee), linebacker DeAndre Levy (knee), cornerback Darius Slay (hamstring) and running back Zach Zenner (concussion).

For the Giants, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has been ruled out with a core muscle injury while linebacker Keenan Robinson (shoulder) and running back Shane Vereen are questionable.