X-rays negative on Matthew Stafford’s hand

AP

Matthew Stafford‘s throwing hand doesn’t look good, but X-rays were negative. Coach Jim Caldwell told reporters after the game that the Lions quarterback has only a bruised right hand.

Stafford left the 44-20 loss to the Ravens late in the fourth quarter after he was stepped on.

Stafford said, via Kyle Meinke of MLive Media Group, he lost some feeling in his hand and had a burning nerve pain. Stafford added that he should be OK.

Stafford finished 24-of-29 for 292 yards and a touchdown.

“My heart goes out to him,” wide receiver Golden Tate said, via Justin Rogers of the Detroit News. “There’s no better competitor than him. He’s a great leader. But you know when your quarterback is on the ground week in and week out, crossing your fingers only gets you so far. He’s tough, and he’s going to do whatever he can to be on the field, but we’ve got to do whatever we can to protect him.”

Stafford injured his throwing hand late last season, too. Though he played through an injured middle finger, the Lions lost four in a row after a 9-4 start, including a 26-6 loss to Seattle in the postseason.

He also broke the index finger on his throwing hand in a late October game in 2011. He played three games after a bye week, while wearing a glove to get a better grip on the football.

13 responses to “X-rays negative on Matthew Stafford’s hand

  1. Long time Lions fan here,

    Fire Caldwell. We had 8 days to prepare for what was essentially a playoff game, yet still only had 9 guys on the field during a KEY 3rd down. On Thanksgiving they only had 10 on a Vikings TD. Lions came out SLOW again (they entered the game 31st in the league in 1st quarter point differential and fell behind 20-0…AGAIN).

    The Lions don’t have a perfect roster, but they do have a few nice pieces that are being wasted by poor coaching.

    For once in my life I would love the see the team be one of those that have an overachieving season, rather than underwhelming. But 2017 isn’t it.

  2. X=rays on his brain would have come back negative as well.

    Toss up between him and bradford for the most overpaid and underachieving players in the history of the nfl.

  3. schedule is favorable for detroit, except that last game against green bay, but who knows what is going on then. Detroit is not out of it yet, but they just don’t look like a playoff team.

  4. Lions = Just Dumb Football… from coaching to play right now.

    The brains fallen out of the entire side line and coaching staff. FLUSH… SWIRL… RESET.

    I hope Detroit is tired of hoping they FALL into a playoff spot… only to lose the first game.

    That’s not success and Lions fans should stop celebrating it.

  5. snaponrules says:
    December 3, 2017 at 5:57 pm
    X=rays on his brain would have come back negative as well.

    Toss up between him and bradford for the most overpaid and underachieving players in the history of the nfl.

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    Oh I don’t know about that. Jeff George and Jay Cutler would top my list.

  6. grogansheroes says:
    December 3, 2017 at 6:28 pm
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    Oh I don’t know about that. Jeff George and Jay Cutler would top my list.
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    Must be a Lions homer.

    Cutler 72-76 and 122 milion
    Stafford 57-63 and 161 million

    Dont even bring up Jeff George he has more playoff games and wins than Stafford will ever have.

    161 million for a guy that has a record of 5-47 against teams with a wining record. LOL

  7. specialteamsposter says:
    December 3, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Long time Lions fan here…. The Lions don’t have a perfect roster, but they do have a few nice pieces that are being wasted by poor coaching. For once in my life I would love the see the team be one of those that have an overachieving season, rather than underwhelming. But 2017 isn’t it.
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    The Lions overachieved in 2014. And in 2016. In 2014 their defense was dirty, but really good. In 2016, they were not a good team at all. With their point differential that year, the very fact that they got to the postseason was a minor miracle. They are no worse this year than they were last year. Difference is, this year they don’t have a rabbit’s foot shoved up their ***.

  8. zerotrophiessince1961 says:
    December 3, 2017 at 7:45 pm
    specialteamsposter says:
    December 3, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Long time Lions fan here…. The Lions don’t have a perfect roster, but they do have a few nice pieces that are being wasted by poor coaching. For once in my life I would love the see the team be one of those that have an overachieving season, rather than underwhelming. But 2017 isn’t it.
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    The Lions overachieved in 2014. And in 2016. In 2014 their defense was dirty, but really good. In 2016, they were not a good team at all. With their point differential that year, the very fact that they got to the postseason was a minor miracle. They are no worse this year than they were last year. Difference is, this year they don’t have a rabbit’s foot shoved up their ***.

    I get what you’re saying, but the 2014 Lions had a CRAZY trio of stars – Stafford, Megatron in his prime, and Suh – and a handful of decent support (Avril, Fairley, etc.) and they still couldn’t win a playoff game. In fact the Lions have only won ONE playoff game since the Gutenberg Press.

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