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Stafford is in a boot with an ankle sprain

Lions starting quarterback Stafford has his ankle looked at by a trainer during the final minutes of their NFL football game against Falcons in Detroit Reuters

Folks in Detroit can exhale, apparently.  Quarterback Matthew Stafford believed after Sunday’s knee/ankle injuries that he’d be fine, and he apparently will be fine.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Stafford is in a walking boot with a sprained ankle.  We’re told that, as of now, the thinking is that it’s slightly better than the dreaded high ankle sprain.

Stafford will be getting a second opinion later in the week, which suggests that there’s something about the first opinion that Stafford may not have liked.  At this point, it’s unknown whether he’ll miss any time.

Officially, coach Jim Schwartz told the media on Monday that Stafford is “no more than day-to-day” with that ankle injury.

Stafford was injured late in Sunday’s loss to the Falcons.  He underwent an MRI on both his right knee and his right ankle.

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  1. camssportsjam says: Oct 24, 2011 2:53 PM

    I think he’ll be alright, Stafford himself said he was walking without pain after the game. Phew

  2. kayotiicdat says: Oct 24, 2011 2:53 PM

    Matthew Glassford

  3. benh999 says: Oct 24, 2011 2:53 PM

    Stafford injured? Whodathunkit!

  4. andre504 says: Oct 24, 2011 2:55 PM

    Now laugh about this Mr. Suh and Avril. Boy it was nice giving the Lions that first “1” in the loss column!

  5. kingmj4891 says: Oct 24, 2011 2:56 PM

    Amen!

    Tebow vs Stafford Part III
    Record 1-1 when the played each other in college.
    I think Stafford gets the win this weekend.

  6. pbolyard says: Oct 24, 2011 2:57 PM

    Lions will get back in track this week against the Broncos and if not then they havnt made the progress us in Detroit thought they made. A lot of people are writing them off after losses to the Falcons and the Niners. However losing to those teams is nothing to hang your head about. It’s not like they lost to crap teams.

  7. cakemixa says: Oct 24, 2011 2:57 PM

    China doll

  8. arrogantathlete says: Oct 24, 2011 2:58 PM

    Yes…the lions quest to make it to the playoffs and lose the first game is still intact.

  9. petehemlock says: Oct 24, 2011 3:00 PM

    If he would just go by Matt instead of Matthew his injury issues would disappear.

  10. beertech says: Oct 24, 2011 3:02 PM

    He’ll play. The man is a gamer!

  11. purpleguy says: Oct 24, 2011 3:02 PM

    As long as he’s healthy for the post-game handshake security detail.

  12. staffordsyear says: Oct 24, 2011 3:02 PM

    Great news!,now lets go kick the donkeys tails this week and get this ship back on track!

  13. brutus9448 says: Oct 24, 2011 3:03 PM

    Tim Tebow will put a curse on his ankle before the game in denver. So he probably won’t be playing at denver

  14. broncobeta says: Oct 24, 2011 3:03 PM

    This Lions team needs a good backup QB, like a really good one.

  15. medtxpack says: Oct 24, 2011 3:05 PM

    the slide of the Lions begins….they remind of that Denver team that went 6-0….

  16. dino2997 says: Oct 24, 2011 3:09 PM

    The Lions as a team are unable to run the ball and are unable to stop it. How many games can you win doing that? With or without Stafford.

  17. stampede101 says: Oct 24, 2011 3:10 PM

    Get the cart.

  18. citynative says: Oct 24, 2011 3:10 PM

    Let me guess…. its the refs fault Stafford’s injured?

  19. ownbay says: Oct 24, 2011 3:12 PM

    It seems like defenses have figured out how to slow down this team. The defense also seems a bit soft in the backend and teams are starting figure out how to run on the front seven.

  20. gosuhgo says: Oct 24, 2011 3:14 PM

    Shaun Hill can beat the Broncos, so Staff basically gets 2 weeks. thank god.

  21. jackblackshairyback says: Oct 24, 2011 3:15 PM

    Great, I might be down to Rivers at qb….

  22. klunge says: Oct 24, 2011 3:17 PM

    broncobeta says:
    Oct 24, 2011 3:03 PM
    This Lions team needs a good backup QB, like a really good one.
    ———————————————–
    Both the Lions’ backups are better than the Broncos’ new starter, but thanks for the concern!

  23. schmitty2 says: Oct 24, 2011 3:23 PM

    andre504 says:
    Oct 24, 2011 2:55 PM
    Now laugh about this Mr. Suh and Avril. Boy it was nice giving the Lions that first “1″ in the loss column!

    Someone obviously didnt start watching football till Week 7. Thats loss number 2 buddy

  24. snowpea84 says: Oct 24, 2011 3:23 PM

    Their QB depth is fantastic.

  25. smoothjimmyapollo says: Oct 24, 2011 3:36 PM

    When a guy is in a boot and goes for a second opinion, that’s usually worse than just your typical, week-by-week ankle sprain.

    As a sports fan, I get no joy in the injuries of players on opposing teams, but given the precedent set by the Lions, I could if I wanted to.

  26. glac1 says: Oct 24, 2011 3:37 PM

    Did Suh taunt the wrong quarterback???????????

  27. paulitik74 says: Oct 24, 2011 3:43 PM

    Karma is a b…

    As a UGA fan, I’m glad Stafford looks to be okay. That said, I hope that punk Suh, learned something from this. What goes around, comes around.

  28. dukemarc says: Oct 24, 2011 4:03 PM

    “Glass Cannon”

  29. gb4mn0 says: Oct 24, 2011 4:03 PM

    2 straight losses might do them some good. They might have been buying in to all the media hype. If they have a hard time with Denver then panic will set in.

    At least the don’t have to worry about potentially suffering the biggest collapse in this division, that honer belongs to the much deserved and historically insignificant 2003 Vikes starting out 6-0 and missing the playoffs.

  30. honolulubluekoolaid says: Oct 24, 2011 4:12 PM

    Hopefully, the bandwagoners have jumped to the 49ers’ Wagon! We did not need them, all they do is weigh ya down.

    Funny how everyone now think the Lions will tank! Not like they lost to Indy or Miami. Also, as poor as they played, they were in both games. The Lions have yet to play a great game start to finish and are 5-2.

    Fellow, true Lions fans – just relax, they are a young team and have to learn how to handle a rebound after a high adrenaline run of 5-0.
    I for one am disappointed in Losses, but don’t dwell on them.
    The Lions are competitive, even when not playing their best. In the past I have watched this franchise play their best and end up 4-12.
    Just let it play out – they will be fine in the Long run. They are no fluke, but are beatable against good teams as they have not gained that maturity level yet to hit the reset button now and then.

  31. hanktheking says: Oct 24, 2011 4:17 PM

    The Lions have turned into the leagues poster boys for being poor sports. Why dont you whine when you lose a little more? OR remember that all you used to do is lose and you should be good at it by now.

  32. bodester says: Oct 24, 2011 4:20 PM

    Has nothing to do with being a China Doll. Another player stepped on his ankle. Let’s see how you feel after having an NFL player step on your ankle during an NFL game.

  33. orangeflh says: Oct 24, 2011 4:28 PM

    I just want the Lions to take second in the NFC North (behind the Packers of course). The crying from Bears fans and Vikings fans will be monumental.

    Go Lions!

  34. rdawg911 says: Oct 24, 2011 4:34 PM

    Looks like the Lions are going 9-7.

  35. sullijo1 says: Oct 24, 2011 4:37 PM

    Lions need Stafford in Denver…they’re clearly the better team with him playing. However, those fans in Denver are going to be crazy when Tebow returns for his first start this year after the “Miracle in Miami.” Crowd will be amp’d up….at least early.

    Detroit needs the win to keep the pace for a wild card – don’t want to lose 3 in a row. Denver could get to 3-4 in a wide open AFC West. Tebow haters will be out in force. Tebow crazies will be loud. Good TV.

  36. rowhe says: Oct 24, 2011 5:03 PM

    The lions were overhyped at 5-0 and now they are being bashed more because of the hype. 5-2 is great but they still are not balanced enough to consistently beat good teams. Stafford has looked hurt for 3 weeks now. Who really would have thought that a team with megatron has a better defense

  37. chetwynnr says: Oct 24, 2011 5:05 PM

    Stafford hasn’t looked good in two weeks and needs to be mobile to keep from getting hurt worse. I’d sit Stafford. I think the Lions could win with either backup given the right game plan. I have zero confidence in Linehan’s ability to come up with a winning game plan without a team of HOFers.
    This appears to be a team of young players that have lost confidence due to coaching incompetence. That’s too bad, the Detroit community deserves better.

  38. purpleguy says: Oct 24, 2011 5:24 PM

    Someone above said the Lions are a young team — I think they are actually one of the older teams in the league.

  39. fergenator says: Oct 24, 2011 5:54 PM

    pbolyard says:
    Oct 24, 2011 2:57 PM
    Lions will get back in track this week against the Broncos and if not then they havnt made the progress us in Detroit thought they made. A lot of people are writing them off after losses to the Falcons and the Niners. However losing to those teams is nothing to hang your head about. It’s not like they lost to crap teams.
    ——–
    When ever I hear someone refer to the next game as crap…I think TRAP! Broncos upset Lions at home 20-17… Tebow looks lousy again for the first half and rallies troops again.

  40. gb4ever0811 says: Oct 24, 2011 7:32 PM

    The NFC North will be the toughest division in the NFL for years as long as Ponder shows poise. Rodgers, Cutler, Ponder, Stafford. Good QBs=tough division. The only other division in the NFL which could hold a candle to the NFC North is the AFC East. And next year, that division should be: Brady, Fitzpatrick, Sanchez, and Luck. No coincidence. Good QB play=competitive division. Let’s look at the other divisions, shall we?

    NFC West: Smith, Kolb, Jackson, Bradford. Bad division.

    NFC East: Vick, Romo, Manning, Beck/Grossman. Competitive division.

    NFC South: Freeman, Brees, Ryan, Newton. Tough division.

    AFC North: Roethlisberger, Flacco, Dalton, McCoy. Competitive division.

    AFC West: Palmer, Tebow, Cassel, Rivers. Verdict is still out. Too many new faces. For now: bad division.

    AFC South: Hasselbeck, Schaub, Gabbert, Painter. Bad division. With Manning it becomes 25% better, but it would still be 50% bad.

    No coincidence, people! Welcome to the new age NFL! All hail the QB!!!!!!!

  41. otis52gsh says: Oct 24, 2011 7:42 PM

    Unfortunate for the lion fan. Their backup is a much more complete QB.

  42. raqaiw says: Oct 24, 2011 7:49 PM

    You guys aren’t paying attention:

    Beat an average Bucs team by 7.
    Obliterated a dazed/lost/confused Chiefs team.
    Rally from down 20+ to beat the Vikes by 3.
    Rally from down 20+ to beat the Cowboys by 4.
    Beat an average Bears team by 11.
    Beat at home by 49ers by 6.
    Beat at home by Falcons by 7.

    2 convincing victories surrounded by close calls. The Lions are good, but the hype got out of control REAL fast. I hope they keep it together, anything that brings $$ into Detroit is good.

  43. thejuddstir says: Oct 24, 2011 7:56 PM

    How many more injuries will it take before Lion’s fans understand that “Matthew” is indeed a China Doll? Even before getting hurt (again), his performance has been doing down down down….without Megatron, “Matthew” would be an average QB at best. Perhaps the real “karma” here (quoting Suh) is that by playing dirty, it’s his QB who gets hurt. No more talk about Suh not being a dirty player, every team that has played the Lions has made the same claim about him….dirty is as dirty does.

  44. polegojim says: Oct 24, 2011 8:03 PM

    @raqaiw -they’ve either won or highly contended in every game they played, as your comment shows.

    They’re gaming against EVERYONE they play, and beating teams they’re expected to beat.

    How is that just average? They could just as easily be 7-0.

  45. falconsgurl says: Oct 24, 2011 8:13 PM

    bodester says:Oct 24, 2011 4:20 PM

    Has nothing to do with being a China Doll. Another player stepped on his ankle. Let’s see how you feel after having an NFL player step on your ankle during an NFL game.
    _______________

    I guess you must of missed the part when Matt RYAN’s ankle got stepped on by his own teammate, and he’s not complaining… China Doll always complain…J/S that’s what he is and known for…That’s payback for SUH/AVRIL for taunting and kicking Ryan calling for the cart…Naw, payback was when Ryan returned and hit Harry Douglas with a 49 yard pass…Just to shut SUH/AVRIL mouth.

  46. 46defense says: Oct 24, 2011 9:58 PM

    I just want the Lions to take second in the NFC North (behind the Packers of course). The crying from Bears fans and Vikings fans will be monumental.

    Go Lions!
    =====================================

    What kind of loser says this? Who wants to be second? This must’ve been the problem with Detroit all these years, and honestly, why wouldn’t Detroit want to beat Green Bay? The Packers SPANK the Lions every year. Seriously before last year, when was the last time the Lions swept the Packers, or even won at Lambeau…?

  47. hendeeze says: Oct 25, 2011 12:58 AM

    Karma, so says Suh

  48. asublimeday says: Oct 25, 2011 3:04 AM

    Hello, Lions? This is the karma police.

  49. broncfolife says: Oct 25, 2011 9:12 AM

    Play’em,
    We don’t want to here any excuses when it’s over.
    Plus, Von and Doom would like to meet the the little guy. Oh yea, Dawkins is also a fan. Im sure he can’t wait for an interduction.

  50. mack2x says: Oct 25, 2011 9:20 AM

    citynative says:
    Let me guess…. its the refs fault Stafford’s injured?

    Keep guessing numb nuts.

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