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Lions Uncertain About QB Matthew Stafford’s Availability For Week 3


Lions HC Jim Caldwell couldn’t say if they’ll have starting QB Matthew Stafford available for Week 3’s game against the Broncos.

We’ll see,” Caldwell said Monday, via the Detroit Free Press. “Like I said, he’s very, very sore, there’s no question about that. He got hit far too many times.

It was a tough day for him yesterday, but we’ll see where he is as the week goes on,” Caldwell added.

Former NFL physician David Chao mentions that the concern for Stafford is that he may have a rib fracture.

We’ll have more regarding Stafford’s injury and status for Week 3 as the news is available.


Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that Lions QB Matthew Stafford had X-rays taken on his ribs and chest following Sunday’s loss to the Vikings.

  • According to Birkett, Stafford appeared to be in a lot of pain in the locker room after the game.

Stafford was clearly in pain after taking a hit in the pocket from a Vikings’ defender, but he was still able to finish Sunday’s game.

Towards the end of the game, it was clear that the issue was affecting Stafford’s throws, so we’ll have to see what the tests show in regards to the severity of his rib injury.

Stafford, 27, is in third year of his  five-year, $76.5 million contract that included $41.5 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $9.5 million (2015), $17 million (2016), and $16.5 million (2017) over the next three years.

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