Detroit Lions center Frank Ragnow suffered a laryngeal fracture during Sunday’s loss against the Green Bay Packers, otherwise known as a fractured throat.
For now, things are going to be quiet between Ragnow and interim head coach Darrell Bevell – and the rest of the teaam.
“I think the initial concern was just all the trauma that he had to it, so after seeing more specialists throughout (Wednesday), they basically brought it to that it’s more of the vocal cord injury,” Lions interim head coach Darrell Bevell said Thursday.
“So they’re having him rest his voice, won’t be speaking really here. (Wednesday), no words spoken; today, no words spoken, he’s not supposed to talk through Friday, and then we’ll be able to reevaluate it on Friday toward the end of the week.”
Of course, Ragnow’s teammates are naturally having a bit of good natured fun with the situation.
“You can imagine what it’s like in here, right?” Bevell said. “Everybody knows he’s not supposed to talk, so they’re all trying to get him to say something.”
Ragnow’s availability for this Sunday’s matchup against the Tennessee Titans remains unclear; he will be reevaluated by the team on Friday.
– – Quotes via Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com Link – –