Schwartz tight-lipped on Hanson

Detroit Free Press - [Full Article]

Lions coach Jim Schwartz apparently is going to be very tight-lipped about injuries. He declined to discuss kicker Jason Hanson's progress from knee surgery or other injuries after practice Thursday.

"I'm not going to comment on injuries other than the injury report during the season," Schwartz said. "So after we work that way, after we get into the Wednesday of the game week, injuries will be reported on the sheet and that'll be about it."

Schwartz would not discuss why right guard Stephen Peterman missed practice and the revelation of an ankle injury appeared only after the daily injury report was released late in the afternoon. Schwartz prohibits players from talking about injuries.

Schwartz also would not talk about a finger injury that forced punt returner Yamon Figurs from practice.

On Wednesday, Schwartz said he was optimistic about Hanson at least kicking field goals in Sunday's opener. On Thursday, Schwartz was cryptic. "He looks fine," Schwartz said. "We'll know on Sunday whether he can go."

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