News: Ansah (toe) didn't participate in practice Wednesday.
Impact: Ansah is following his schedule from a week ago, but it remains to be seen if he'll return to drills in some capacity Thursday and/or Friday. In any case, he's been a disruptive pass-rushing force this season, supplying 25 tackles (15 solo), 3.5 sacks, and one forced fumble in seven contests.
News: Pettigrew (foot) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, the Lions' official site reports.
Impact: According to MLive.com, Pettigrew emerged from Sunday's win versus the Saints with an injured foot, which places a cloud over his Week 7 availability. The Lions' tight end situation is dire, as both Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) are coming off inactive status and failed to practice Wednesday as well. As the week rolls along, monitor the trio's statuses, with the final injury report of the week forecasting Pettigrew's availability Sunday against the Falcons in London.
News: Ebron (hamstring) didn't take part in practice Wednesday, the Lions' official site reports.
Impact: After a limited practice last Wednesday, Ebron was kept on the sideline both Thursday and Friday due to an injured hamstring. The first DNP of his career soon came to pass, and with another absence from drills on the ledger, he isn't beginning this week on the right foot either. Continue to watch his status as the week carries on, with Friday's injury report likely intimating his availability Sunday versus the Falcons in London.
News: Riddick (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, MLive.com reports.
Impact: After aggravating a hamstring injury in Week 6, Riddick didn't make an appearance at practice in advance of this past Sunday's win versus the Saints. With a limited showing already under his belt this week, he seems on track to return to action Sunday against the Falcons in London. However, with Reggie Bush (ankle) on a similar path, and Joique Bell boasting full health, Riddick likely won't hold much utility, if he's deemed active in Week 7.
News: Bush (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, MLive.com reports.
Impact: Bush worked up to a full showing in drills by the end of last week, but his ankle failed him in Week 7, as he was held out for much of the second half of Sunday's eventual win against the Saints. His practice participation could very well follow last week's schedule, but Friday's injury report will be the ultimate authority with regard to his availability this coming Sunday against the Falcons in London.
News: Johnson (ankle) was listed as limited at Wednesday's practice, according to Tim Twentyman of detroitlions.com.
Impact: Twentyman relays that Johnson caught some passes with teammates during individual drills Wednesday, but did not have a helmet. While his participation Wednesday, in any capacity, is certainly promising, it remains to be seen if the wideout will suit up Sunday against the Falcons, or if the Lions elect to hold him out until after their Week 9 bye, with the long haul in mind. More on Johnson's status no later than Thursday's practice.