The Detroit Lions have lost one of the top players at his position for the remainder of the 2021 NFL season.
Frank Ragnow, who is widely regarded as one of the Lions' leaders, will have surgery on his injured toe, and miss the remainder of the season, according to the NFL Network.
The talented center joins cornerback Jeff Okudah and defensive lineman Romeo Okwara on the team's growing injured reserve list.
To fill his shoes, Evan Brown will take over and attempt to continue his development along the offensive line.
“I thought he played well,” Lions coach Dan Campbell said, after the team's loss to the Bears. “I thought he was solid. I thought he went in and really didn’t miss a beat. There was really only a couple of plays that I know he wishes he would have back, but I thought he went in and did a good job.”
Update on left tackle Taylor Decker
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The Lions are expecting Decker to participate in practice on a limited basis this week.
A determination will then be made as to his availability for this week's game against the Bengals.
“We’re anticipating either Wednesday, well, Wednesday, he’ll be out there on a limited basis, and it’s kind of let’s just see how he feels,” Campbell told 97.1 The Ticket on Tuesday. “Let’s see what it looks like. Let’s see how he can function and move around a little bit.”
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