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Report: Frank Ragnow avoids major injury, has ‘minor’ ankle sprain

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Some good news for the Lions young center.

NFL: DEC 09 Lions at Cardinals Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The injury suffered by Detroit Lions offensive lineman Frank Ragnow is being diagnosed as a minor ankle sprain, per a report by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport of Saturday.

Detroit’s 2018 first-round pick left the teams Week 3 preseason matchup against the Buffalo Bills in the first half with what looked like a scary looking ankle injury when a player rolled up onto the back of his leg. Per the report, the injury may not be as bad as it looked, though.

Ragnow is set to feature at center for the Lions in 2019, after playing guard in his rookie year. The Arkansas product played nearly every snap for Detroit last year, and had an impressive rookie campaign in the motor city.

It is still unclear how much time — if any — Ragnow will end up missing because of the injury, though Jessica Flynn of the Boston Sports Journal predicts the center will be ready for the teams Week 1 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.

Detroit linebacker and fellow former first round pick Jarrad Davis left the game with an injury as well, but there is still no report on the severity and nature of the injury.