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Detroit Lions starting center Frank Ragnow carted off vs. Bills

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The injuries are piling up, and it doesn’t look good.

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The injury news went from bad to worse for the Detroit Lions on Friday night. About an hour after it looks like the Lions may have lost starting linebacker Jarrad Davis to a serious injury, Detroit may have lost their starting center, too.

In a red zone snap midway through the second quarter, Frank Ragnow was rolled up on by a Bills player, causing the second-year center to collapse to the ground. Ragnow was not able to walk his way off the turf without the help of trainers. He was not putting any pressure on his right leg and was carted off in similar fashion to Davis.

Here’s video of the injury:

If the injury is as bad as it looks, it could mean serious trouble for the Lions’ already thin offensive line. Graham Glasgow would likely slide over to center, leaving the right guard position needing to be filled. During Friday’s preseason game, Kenny Wiggins stepped into that role, setting up the Lions’ potential starting offensive line as follows:

LT: Taylor Decker
LG: Joe Dahl
C: Graham Glasgow
RG: Kenny Wiggins
RT: Rick Wagner

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves quite yet. Hopefully we’ll get some good news for Ragnow.

UPDATE: Here’s what sports medicine doctor Jessica Flynn has to say about Ragnow’s injury based on video: