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Matthew Stafford Injury Update

Yesterday there were some varying reports regarding the severity of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford‘s arm injury.

Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network suggested that the Lions are, “bracing for four to six and possibly more like eight,” while Lions beat writer Tom Kowalski doesn’t consider the injury to be as serious as La Canfora suggested.

Thankfully for the Lions, Dr. Stan Sczecienski of Garden City Hospital mentioned that he doesn’t think that Staffords arm injury is as serious as they initially thought (via mlive.com). Sczecienski said that he believes that the injury is more a contusion rather than a separation.

If the injury is a contusion, Stafford is more likely to miss a week or two rather than a good part of the season. Stafford will still meet with Dr. James Andrews this week for another diagnosis so Detroit fans will be have to wait until later in the week to find out the length of time that Stafford will miss.