Matthew Stafford out with a left hand injury

AP

The Lions were hoping to get a half out of starting quarterback Matthew Stafford on Saturday night, but they will have to settle for a bit more than a quarter.

Shaun Hill has replaced Stafford in the second quarter of their game against the Raiders after Stafford had to leave the game with a left hand injury. Stafford appeared to hit the hand on a helmet when Raiders defensive end Dave Tollefson hit him to force a third down incompletion.

The Lions are calling his return questionable, although you can downgrade Stafford to out if you’re keeping your own injury list at home. Stafford won’t be back after halftime and the Lions aren’t going to push their quarterback back into the game with any chance of making whatever’s wrong with his non-throwing hand any worse than it already is.

Stafford was 8-of-10 for 68 yards in the game. Calvin Johnson didn’t have any catches while Stafford was in the game, although it’s not clear if that was because of Ron Bartell’s coverage or if the Lions were looking to see what others could do in their third preseason contest.

43 responses to “Matthew Stafford out with a left hand injury

  1. Last year the Lions operated out of the shotgun more than any team in NFL History (67%) this should be a non issue heading into the regular season.

  2. 3rd game in a row (my) Raiders hurt someone, the old school Raiders are back!!!

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    How many games have ever been played in the history of football? That’s how many games in a row someone has hurt someone. But hey, Raiders fans, take whatever self made victories you can get, I guess.

  3. You know you’ve made it when you nick a finger on your non-throwing hand and are sat down for precautionary reasons in a preseason game…..and it’s headline news with plenty of people loving to hate!

  4. Yeah, hurting people, that’s something to be proud of. Typical Raider degenerate. Commitment to excrement.

  5. roastmeforbeingacardsfan says:
    Aug 25, 2012 8:26 PM
    Yet sanchez is called soft. Sanchize may not be as good but doesnt get injured as much
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    Do you remember Stafford coming back into the game to throw a winning touchdown with a dislocated shoulder his rookie year? Because I do. Stafford is in no ways “soft,” this is a preseason game, if it was regular season I have no doubts he would be back out there.

  6. Quote: 3rd game in a row (my) Raiders hurt someone, the old school Raiders are back!!!

    Congratulations. Because injuries in the NFL are so rare. You must be proud.

    Only from a Raider fan …

  7. Stafford is okay, if it a real regular season game he’d obviously be in there playing. But he’s already proven himself last year so we don’t need to see anything more from him. I’m more worried about bill Bentley and Chris Houstons injuries.

  8. Stafford is fine; he must likely bruised his non throwing hand. Lions not taking any chances tonight by shutting him down for the rest of the game. If this was a regular season game, he would have been back out there the next drive.

    Overall, this is a non issue.

  9. he got his hand caught between two helmets. it was iced down and he would have easily played had it been a regular season game. This is really a non story

  10. sanchez is called soft because he sees the rush coming and is afraid to get hit. then again, his O line doesnt really help him much. nevertheless, sanchize doesnt like being hit. and that is why he’s called soft.

  11. Raiders starters rolled Detroit starters 247 to 91 in yards and lead at half and gave up 7 rushing yards.

    Raiders look like class of the West.

  12. Lions are in for a reality check this year, they wont be sneaking up on anyone this year. i predict their record is the reverse from last year. Cant wait to see harbaugh knock the hell out of baby boy analschwarts

  13. sanchize never gets hurt because he plays like a scared girl. Stafford takes hits because he knows that’s what you have to do as an nfl qb. Regardless, this is his non-throwing hand. he’s fine

  14. one of these days Goodell is going to figure out that playing 4 preseson games is too much. teams are loosing starters left and right for glorified practices that mean nothing. Playing 1 regional preseson game is enough, then add 2 regular season games, that would make everyone happy.

  15. bh49ers-your coach is a total joke. any objective football fan will tell you that he pretty much epitomizes the word jerk.
    You and the rest of you bay area freaks will be the unhappy ones when week 2 is over.
    Plus let’s not forget Green Bay is going to serve you in week 1.
    You guys are in for a rough year.

  16. spellingcopfather says: Aug 25, 2012 8:14 PM

    3rd game in a row (my) Raiders hurt someone, the old school Raiders are back!!!
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    What is wrong with you? Players get hurt every game, every practice. It is nothing to celebrate. You should read more, and comment less.

  17. packerfan1000 says:
    Aug 25, 2012 8:24 PM
    3rd game in a row (my) Raiders hurt someone, the old school Raiders are back!!!

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    How many games have ever been played in the history of football? That’s how many games in a row someone has hurt someone. But hey, Raiders fans, take whatever self made victories you can get, I guess.

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    Sounds like someone is still but thurt about that playoff game the Giants bounced you from.

    15 and 1 and done.

  18. no mention of the raiders defense and how they did shut megatron out. 3rd and goal from the 1 and 2 passes to megatron later and 0 points for the lions and the raiders defense handed the ball back to their offense
    raiders defense may just surprise a few people this year

  19. suhdidntstompanyone says:
    Aug 25, 2012 11:02 PM
    bh49ers-your coach is a total joke. any objective football fan will tell you that he pretty much epitomizes the word jerk.
    You and the rest of you bay area freaks will be the unhappy ones when week 2 is over.
    Plus let’s not forget Green Bay is going to serve you in week 1.
    You guys are in for a rough year.
    …….
    Compared to “Poopy Pants Toddler Schwartz?” LOL!!!

  20. Congratulations. Because injuries in the NFL are so rare. You must be proud.

    Only from a Raider fan …

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    Easy killer, not all Raider fans are into blood and guts. I for one do not relish the fact that players get hurt. I also do not condon that players intentionally injure opposing team players.

    Yes, there are the few dumbazz fans that think different, fk them.

  21. Actually, I like this scenario better: San Fran beats GB, and then all the 49er fans get way too pumped up before the Lions go in and deflate them like so many old balloons. 🙂 Let’s do that, ‘Mkay?

  22. i don’t think sanchez is soft. he just really sucks. stafford will be fine, and i wouldn’t about calvin’s draft stock. the lions defense is going to be pretty bad again, which forces detroit to air it out. even when healthy, their DB’s are average at best, and their depth is borderline pathetic.

  23. villa41 says: Aug 25, 2012 8:54 PM
    Raiders look like class of the West.

    Raiders are coming to Seattle next week and are gonna get punched in the mouth. I bet they elect to stay down.

  24. bensstinkyfingers says:Aug 25, 2012 9:42 PM

    one of these days Goodell is going to figure out that playing 4 preseson games is too much. teams are loosing starters left and right for glorified practices that mean nothing. Playing 1 regional preseson game is enough, then add 2 regular season games, that would make everyone happy.
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    Goodell has been said that he wants to convert 2 preseason games into 2 more regular season games.

    But as far as making everyone happy there are plenty of people who don’t want to see extra games added, and all these players lawsuits for concussions make it less likely that there will ever be a 18 game season.

  25. @suhdidntstompanyone

    How is it living in Detroit? Win or lose I’ll be happy rooting for the 49ers in the Bay Area.

  26. spellingcopfather says:
    Aug 25, 2012 8:14 PM
    3rd game in a row (my) Raiders hurt someone, the old school Raiders are back!!!

    Are you counting parking lot shootings/stabbings? Because Im sure it’s more than three in a row.

  27. The 49ers are not the same team as last year bro. we had many meaningfull free agent signings in moss, manningham, jacobs etc…..not to mention an excellent draft. 49ers know what they are doin (5 superbowl rings to detriots….um zero rings) so before you run your mouth look at what your team has done in the past…..NOTHING

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