The Lions have lost two straight games after a 5-0 start. And now they have to worry about losing their starting quarterback.
Matthew Stafford suffered a right leg injury late in Sunday’s loss to the Falcons. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Stafford will have an MRI to examine whether and to what extent he has damage to both his knee and his ankle.
We’re told that Stafford is optimistic that he’ll be OK. ”It takes a tank to keep him out,” the source said.
Anyone who saw Stafford fight his way back onto the field in 2009 to throw the winning touchdown against the Browns knows that it may take more than a tank to keep him out.
The Lions head to Denver next weekend to face the Broncos and Tim Tebow.