Seahawks pass rusher Ezekiel Ansah says there is ‘no timetable’ following shoulder surgery
New Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah is recovering from shoulder surgery to repair an injury that he sustained this past season, but he doesn’t have a timetable for his return.
“You know, I’m just going to take it a day at a time,” Ansah said on 710 ESPN. “I don’t have a timeline as of right now. I’m just waiting to see what the doctor is going to say, but until then, I’m putting in the work every day to get the body right.”
Ansah just signed with the Seahawks last week.
The 29-year-old spent the 2018 campaign with the Detroit Lions, playing in just seven games before hitting the injured reserve list. During that time, Ansah registered 11 tackles and four sacks.
Ansah, who played his collegiate football at BYU, was originally selected by the Lions with the fifth overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft.
He had an impressive rookie year, finishing with 32 tackles, eight sacks, and a couple of forced fumbles. He then had a similar season in 2014, totaling 49 tackles, 7.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles before truly breaking out in his third year when he racked up 47 stops, 14.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, and a couple of fumble recoveries.
Ansah then struggled mightily in 2016, recording just 35 tackles and two sacks before regaining his form in 2017, logging 44 tackles, 12 sacks, and a forced fumble.
The Seahawks are obviously hoping Ansah can get healthy and help replace some of Frank Clark’s production, as Seattle traded Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs last month.