Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford left Sunday’s 44-41 overtime loss to the Titans late in the fourth quarter with a leg injury.
Those interested in his status for this week’s game against the Vikings will have to wait a little longer. Stafford had an MRI on Monday, but Lions coach Jim Schwartz didn’t offer any updates about the quarterback’s status when he met with the media later in the day.
“I don’t have any comment,” Schwartz said when asked about the results of Stafford’s MRI, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Birkett also reports that Schwartz said he’d make a determination about his quarterback on Friday.
There didn’t seem to be a tremendous amount of concern about Stafford’s injury, which was described variously as a muscle strain or pull and which originally happened during practice last week, after the game. Waiting until Friday to name a starter, if that’s what actually plays out, suggests that there’s some uncertainty about his status.
Shaun Hill led the Lions to tie the game on a Hail Mary at the end of regulation, but the Titans prevailed in overtime of the wildest game that went down on Sunday. He would start in the event that Stafford is unable to play, something that would leave the offense in decent enough hands in Stafford’s absence.