The Detroit Lions defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday and will play the San Francisco 49ers Sunday night.
One of their elite offensive linemen suffered an injury against Tampa Bay but will likely play this week.
The center on the Detroit Lions will likely play in the NFC Championship Game.
Head coach Dan Campbell raved about his toughness:
“Frank’s a stud,” Lions head coach Dan Campbell told reporters following Sunday’s game. “You know, that’s what he does. He’s willing to lay it on the line, and he’s not going to miss it. We talk about it all the time … you may not be 100 percent, but if you feel like you can produce and you can win at 80 percent of yourself — and it’s what Frank does. He believes he can, and he trusts himself, and he trusts those guys next to him.
“There’s nothing easy about that. Not everybody can do it … but he can. And, he helped us win today.”
Ragnow also received praise from their left tackle, Taylor Decker:
“The dude’s just a warrior, man,” Decker said. “He’s been through it. He’s been through it personally, he’s been through it with us as a team. The guy’s a warrior and there was never a doubt when he got banged up today that he was going to keep playing, keep fighting.
“It just seems like he’s always fighting through, banged up all the time. I don’t want to speak for him, but it’s like a little bit of him is paranoid not to be out there with us. We’ve been through so much together, so we know if he can be out there, he’s gonna be out there. Not only that, he’s the best center in football.”
The elite center has battled injuries in his 6th season.
Despite suffering multiple injuries this season, Ragnow managed to play in 15 regular season games and the two playoff games, a testament to his toughness.
He suffered a back, calf, and toe injury and missed Week 8.
He suffered a meniscus injury in Week 13. He underwent surgery on his meniscus and missed Week 14.
Ragnow has appeared in 989 offensive snaps, has three penalties, allowed one sack, and has an 88.1 PFF Grade.
Will his injuries slow him down against San Francisco’s elite defensive line?
Will an injured Frank Ragnow and the banged-up Detroit Lions offensive line stop San Francisco’s elite defensive line that has the 3rd least rushing yards allowed and the 3rd most sacks in the league?