Report: Lions hopeful Ansah can play vs. 49ers after MRI
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Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah underwent an MRI on his shoulder, revealing that he didn't suffer a significant injury and the team is hopeful he can play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Ansah left Monday's contest against the New York Jets with a shoulder injury and was later ruled out of the contest. He recorded four tackles and a sack before leaving the game.

The Lions placed the franchise tag on Ansah, which is valued at $17.5 million for the 2018 season. Ansah recorded 12 sacks in 14 games during the 2017 season.

If Ansah can't play Sunday, expect Kerry Hyder, Romeo Okwara, and Da'Shawn Hand to battle for increased snaps.

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