Lions’ Matt Patricia reacts to Jarrad Davis, Frank Ragnow injuries
The Detroit Lions suffered a 24-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills in their third preseason game on Friday night. However, the Lions’ biggest losses came on the injury report with two of their key starters, Jarrad Davis and Frank Ragnow getting hurt. Matt Patricia was quick to point out that injuries are part of football.
“I think we can argue either side of the coin on all this,” Lions coach Matt Patricia said per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “Hindsight is 20-20. So for us, we try to stick to the plan. We’re looking at reps, we’re looking at numbers, we’re looking at possibilities of when we can get guys out there, when we think they’ve had enough during the course of the week to take a look at it. Guys can get injured during practice, guys can get injured during the game. I mean, it’s football, to some aspects of it. Injuries are part of the game and that’s something that we all have to deal with.”
On just the second play of the game, Davis was attempting to make a tackle on LeSean McCoy before teammate Devon Kennard rolled onto his leg. As a result, Davis was unable to put any weight on his leg and had to be carted off.
Davis has been the team’s starting inside linebacker for the past two seasons; where he has combined to have 196 tackles and eight sacks. The team is hoping for some positive news regarding their stalwart at inside linebacker.
Along with Davis, Ragnow suffered a leg injury and was unable to put his weight on it. Ragnow is entering his second season as the Lions’ center. Both players will be receiving MRIs in the near future and Detroit hopes to avoid serious injury with both of them.