When Ragnow felt a “pop” in his groin earlier in the week, he was ‘pretty upset’ that he would have to miss time.
“Wednesday I was pretty down, not gonna lie, after last year’s deal,” Ragnow said. “I was pretty upset.”
As the week went on, and Ragnow received data from his MRI, he became “cautiously optimistic” about his chances of playing for the Eagles on Sunday at Ford Field.
“It wasn’t nearly as bad as I expected initially, so that was good,” Ragnow said. “Just going to take it day by day.”
Frank Ragnow still uses old Matthew Stafford quote for motivation
Ragnow recalled a quote from former Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford that has always stuck with him.
“I saw some quote that was like, ‘It’s Sunday, I’m the quarterback for the Detroit Lions, and I’m going to do everything I can to be out there,’” Ragnow recalled. “That really impacted me. That’s how I want to approach it. I want to be out there.”
On the flip side, Ragnow knows it’s a long season and that he and the Lions’ medical staff have to be smart about their decision.
“We’re going to be smart,” Ragnow said. “It’s a long season, right? But I’m very confident in all the guys. Whatever five we decide to put out there, we got some good dudes and the coaches have prepared us. So I’m optimistic.”
But even if Ragnow is forced to miss Sunday’s game, he is confident that Evan Brown will step up.
“Evan banked a lot of reps for us last year and did a heck of a job for us,” Campbell said. “So, shoot, I’ve got a lot of confidence in him too.”
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