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Lions QB Matthew Stafford Has Dislocation, Torn Ligaments In Middle Finger Of Throwing Hand

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Lions QB Matthew Stafford suffered a PIP joint dislocation to his thumb and torn ligaments to the middle finger of his throwing hand.

According to Schefter, Stafford will need to wear a glove to cover his injured finger for the remainder of the season.

Stafford’s middle finger is reportedly bent downwards at a 90-degree angle and he has no control over the top part of his finger.

Schefter says that the injury would sideline most, but Stafford is determined to continue playing and lead the Lions into the playoffs.

“Was just trying to figure out what was the best way to manage it,” Stafford said. “You know, the training room guys, the equipment staff, everybody did a great job. Got me all ready to go, and then I just, I haven’t thrown with one in a long time. Trying to get the feel back was a little difficult.”

Stafford suffered the injury when his hand “clapped hands” with Bears OLB Leonard Floyd.

This injury is actually similar to the one Raiders QB Derek Carr sustained a few week ago, and he has been able to play throw it.

Stafford, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Lions back in 2009. He’s in the fourth year of his five-year, $76.5 million contract that included $41.5 million guaranteed and he stands to make a base salary of $17 million for the 2016 season.

Entering today’s game, Stafford has thrown for 3,224 yards while completing 67.2 percent of his passes to go along with 21 touchdowns and five interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 7¬†quarterback out of 33 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding Stafford’s injury as the news is available.