The Vikings will host the 0-4 Detroit Lions at US Bank stadium this coming Sunday, hoping to right the ship against the hapless Lions.
And, as it turns out, the Lions face even more adversity as they will be without two key starters against the Vikings.
Nfl.com is reporting that Lions’ starting center and highest PFF-graded offensive player Frank Ragnow is unlikely to play against the Vikings on Sunday due to a turf-toe injury.
While that injury isn’t likely to be season-ending, the Lions did suffer one of those on Sunday against the Bears, as starting edge rusher Romeo Okwawa suffered a season-ending Achilles injury. Okwara was the Lions’ 3rd highest graded player on defense, and led the team in QB pressures with 16.
The Lions have already lost last year’s first-round pick CB Jeffrey Okudah for the season, and tackle Taylor Decker, one of their best offensive linemen, has been on IR for the past few games and is unlikely to play against the Vikings as well.