Lions starting center Frank Ragnow will miss the rest of the season due to a toe injury that will require surgery, according to multiple reports.
Ragnow had played each of the team’s offensive snaps in the first three weeks before being placed on IR last week, when coach Dan Campbell said Ragnow had turf toe. He was replaced by Evan Brown on the team’s first possession of the second quarter of the Lions’ Week 4 loss to the Bears.
The injury to Ragnow is the latest in a slew of Lions injuries — since camp closed, they’ve lost Ragnow, Taylor Decker, Romeo Okwara, Jeff Okudah, Tyrell Williams, Ifeatu Melifonwu and Trey Flowers.
The Lions have promoted outside linebacker Jessie Lemonier to the active roster and activated kicker Austin Seibert off the COVID-19 list.
Ragnow, a 25-year-old Pro Bowler, was selected by the Lions in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Detroit is off to an 0-5 start this season.
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