Lions at Jaguars final injury report: Key starter questionable

Frank Ragnow, Detroit Lions - Mandatory Credit: Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports
Frank Ragnow, Detroit Lions - Mandatory Credit: Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports /

The Detroit Lions could be without a key starter along their offensive line Sunday

The 1-3 Detroit Lions will hit the road to face off against the 1-4 Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday at TIAA Bank Field. But they’ll be doing so with a key member of their offensive line possibly sidelined.

According to the team’s final injury report released on Friday, the Lions have listed starting center Frank Ragnow as questionable for the matchup against the Jaguars due to a groin injury. The former first-rounder apparently injured himself during Wednesday’s practice session.

The good news is Ragnow was able to be a limited participant during Friday’s practice after being out on Thursday. So the Lions’ starting center could be a game-time decision in Florida Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

Ragnow is arguably the best player on the Lions’ roster this season and could potentially be a first-time Pro Bowl by year’s end. Pro Football Focus has an overall grade of 76.3 through four games for him, the highest of his three-year career so far, not having committed a penalty or a sack yet this season.

Other than Ragnow, there were six other names that appeared on the team’s final injury report on Friday. Running back Adrian Peterson (illness), defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand (chest), linebacker Christian Jones (knee), and defensive tackle Nick Williams (shoulder) were all full participants during Friday’s practice session and are expected to play against the Jaguars.

Also a full participant on Friday was safety C.J. Moore. He was limited during practices on both Wednesday and Thursday due to a calf injury. He’s officially considered questionable for Sunday’s game.

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The only Detroit Lions player listed as officially out against Jacksonville is cornerback Desmond Trufant. The starter is dealing with a hamstring injury that will force him to miss his third game this season.