Some Lions wide receivers like to divulge injury news, but Lions coach Jim Schwartz is a fan of being a little more vague.
Schwartz says that quarterback Matthew Stafford has a chance to play this week despite a shoulder injury that was initially expected to keep him out at least a few weeks.
“It just really depends on how he’s feeling, and if he’s feeling good
and throwing well, can make all the throws, then we make that decision,
and if he’s not, then we hold him back,” Schwartz told Vikings reporters, via Tom Pelissero of ESPN1500. “But it’ll be judged on him and
how he’s feeling — not an artificial timetable that we set before we
even knew where we were going with it.”
Stafford missed practice on Wednesday, which indicates that Shaun Hill is still the likely starter for Detroit in the battle for the NFC North basement with Minnesota.