Matthew Stafford: Ankle is “feeling better”

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Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was clearley limping, and clearly not himself after a right ankle injury last Thursday.

But during an appearance on WJR-AM yesterday, Stafford said his ankle was “feeling better” and that he didn’t expect to miss any more time because of the injury.

“Obviously stuck around in town this weekend, got a bunch of treatment on it. We’ll see,” Stafford said. “Coach [Jim Caldwell] will put out that report on Wednesday or whatever it is for practice and all that kind of stuff, but it’s getting better and hopefully it’ll continue to get better.”

Stafford was hurt while throwing a 43-yard touchdown pass, when a Vikings defender rolled onto his ankle. He stayed in the game, but was 3-of-6 for 7 yards with an interception in the two series after, clearly bothered by the pain.

“A scary play for sure,” he said. “Anytime that kind of stuff happens, it’s the game of football. The pocket gets muddied sometimes and guys are doing everything they can to get to me, our guys are doing everything they can to keep them off me and sometimes that kind of stuff happens. I’m just happy that it wasn’t anything crazy.”

Stafford’s known as one of the most durable quarterbacks (he hasn’t missed a game since 2010, when he needed shoulder surgery), and if he’s able to practice this week, it shouldn’t be a surprise to see him play Sunday against the Ravens.

6 responses to “Matthew Stafford: Ankle is “feeling better”

  1. To clarify:
    The defender was held, rolled up and thrown into Stafford’s leg.
    Go back and watch the tape. Would have been a sack. No touchdown. No injury.
    Haven’t heard a peep out of anyone in Detroit over that one.
    The game needs guys like Stafford upright, mobile and healthy.
    Bad non call. Worse end result.

  2. Good QB, good guy and scares the hell out of me every time my team plays him — worth every penny the Lions pay him. That and he continues to have the largest cranium of any QB in the league.

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