DETROIT, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions continue to suffer a rash of injuries, with Pro Bowl center Frank Ragnow undergoing season-ending toe surgery, coach Dan Campbell confirmed Wednesday.
Campbell said Ragnow had the surgery Tuesday and that the procedure "went wll."
"He didn't want to do [the surgery] either," said Campbell, who added that the Lions will "miss" Ragnow.
Campbell said the discussion with Ragnow over whether to have the season-ending surgery was difficult.
"Look, he feels guilty and he doesn't need to feel guilty," Campbell said. "That's why you love him, though, too. He wants to be a part of this and feels like he's letting guys down, but it's just the opposite.
"You're being unselfish when you need to be selfish about this because maybe there's a chance you get him back at the very end of the year, but there's a bigger chance that however, it's not properly healed."
Ragnow was already on the injured reserve list for what Campbell described earlier this week as a "version of turf toe."
He suffered the injury during the first half of Detroit's Week 4 loss at Chicago. The team also lost outside linebacker Romeo Okwara to a season-ending Achilles injury in that same game.
Ragnow earned his first Pro Bowl berth last season and became the NFL's highest-paid center this offseason.
The winless Lions have suffered a pair of heartbreaking losses on last-second field goals while being hit with an onslaught of injuries. Wide receiver Quintez Cephus (collarbone), wide receiver Tyrell Williams (concussion) and cornerbacks Ifeatu Melifonwu (thigh) and Jeff Okudah (Achilles) among others, are all on the injured reserve list.