Detroit Lions center Frank Ragnow likely out for Sunday against the Bears

As easily expected, Detroit Lions center Frank Ragnow is not expected to play on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

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For about a quarter and a half last Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, the Detroit Lions had their five starting offensive linemen together again. That went away at that point when center Frank Ragnow went down with a knee injury, though he apparently avoided a very serious injury.

That latter point being said, head coach Dan Campbell was not overly optimistic about Ragnow being available this week against the Bears early in the week.

"I feel like more than anything, we got good news,” Campbell said. “But that doesn’t mean that he’s going to be available this week.”

As expected, Ragnow missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday. That points naturally to him missing Sunday's game, and on Friday morning Campbell confirmed as much.

'Yeah, I don’t see him going,” Campbell said. “I don’t see him going, but he is improving. He’s getting better, he’s getting better. So, yeah, I don’t see him going.”

Update: Ragnow is out for Sunday's game.

How will the Detroit Lions replace Frank Ragnow against the Bears on Sunday?

Unfortunately, we have seen what replacing Ragnow looks like for the Lions already this year. Graham Glasgow will move from right guard to center, as he did last Sunday and in a Week 8 start against the Las Vegas Raiders when Ragnow was out. Glasgow's versatility made him a great signing by the Lions last offseason, and that has shown over and over this season.

Starting at right guard in Glasgow's place against the Bears, it's likely to be rookie Colby Sorsdal. He stepped in to that spot last week after Ragnow went out, so it seems natural he'll start there on Sunday now.

Sorsdal has started three games this season. Two of them came at left guard, including the previous matchup against the Bears in Week 11 with some struggles (four pressures allowed). Otherwise, Kayode Awosika and Dan Skipper are other potential right guard options.

It's not a surprise that Ragnow will miss Sunday's game. But it seems there's a chance it'll be the lone game he'll miss with a knee injury that could've been a whole lot worse.

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