Matthew Stafford: We really appreciate everyone’s well wishes

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Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford‘s mind has been on more than football this offseason as his wife Kelly had brain surgery after a tumor was discovered earlier this year.

Kelly Stafford has provided updates about her condition on social media, but Matthew didn’t speak publicly about his wife’s condition until an appearance on WJR 760 on Wednesday night.

“She’s doing good,” Stafford said. “I think she’s kind of right where the doctors want her to be at this point of her recovery. We appreciated everybody’s well wishes, thoughts, prayers, all that. People have been really supportive and I know she and I really appreciate it.”

Stafford returned to work with the team shortly after his wife’s surgery and said it was “no doubt” a relief to be back at work as the Lions break in a new offense with coordinator Darrell Bevell. Stafford said Bevell has done a good job teaching the scheme and that players are “really diving in” as the offseason churns toward its conclusion.

21 responses to “Matthew Stafford: We really appreciate everyone’s well wishes

  1. You have guys like Bell skipping volunteer workouts, yet you have a guy like Stafford who had every reason to miss, still showing up. Stafford is a class act all the way.

  2. Wishing them the best.

    I don’t know how you cope with something like this and then go out and play football.

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    Seems like football IS how he copes.

  3. The football community wishes nothing but the best to Kelly, Matt, and their family doing these difficult times. Football nation cheers for Kelly to make a Stafford comeback!

  4. Long time Lions fan here. Stafford has been a strong, tough sob leader of men since joining the Lions. He rarely makes media headlines because he’s not a squeaky wheel trouble maker. Glad to see a positive story. Wishing the Stafford family the best.

  5. Stafford has been a class act since he entered the league. Hopefully she makes a full recovery.

  6. Best of luck to Kelly, wouldn’t wish this upon my worst enemy, let alone someone I respect. I’m glad you have all the money to get the best treatment possible for her, Matt. You’ve always seemed like a decent human, i don’t do the god thing but if I’m wrong about that, I hope he watches out for her & she lives a long life

  7. You can’t help but cheer for a guy who endures such a difficult time with his wife’s treatment and still is able to dedicate himself to his team and the coming season. Kudos to a class act, and as a Saints fan, I’ll still be rooting for Stafford and the Lions to have success.

  8. Had this same type of surgery a couple months back. Man, I can tell you first hand what goes through your mind in the weeks leading up to something like this is no fun. Here’s to hoping her recovery is as swift and comfortable as the experience I had. It is no doubt trying in the first 6-8 weeks after.

  9. From my experience, women are the strength in a marriage. If she’s even half as tough as her husband, she’ll beat the tar out of that tumor

  10. Best of luck to the Staffords. Unfortunately Darrell Bevell isn’t going to bring the Lions offense any luck.

  11. Wishing them the best.

    I don’t know how you cope with something like this and then go out and play football.

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    How can anyone give a thumbs down to a post like this?

  12. jkossrt says:
    May 16, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    How can anyone give a thumbs down to a post like this?
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    Not as bad as the stupid bozos thumbing down wishes for a full recovery.

  13. @Vikings4Life says:
    May 16, 2019 at 8:23 am
    You have guys like Bell skipping volunteer workouts, yet you have a guy like Stafford who had every reason to miss, still showing up. Stafford is a class act all the way.
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    Bell and all the other players who have chosen to excercise their contractual right to not attend VOLUNTARY workouts has nothing whatsoever to do with Matthew Stafford’s wife and her health. The workout is VOLUNTARY, so Matthew CHOSE to attend. I thing everyone wishes her a complete recovery. It’s possible to wish that for her and the family without bringing in other unneccessary BS to the topic.

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