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Matthew Stafford 'day to day' after negative MRI

Posted on: October 24, 2011 7:32 pm
Edited on: October 24, 2011 8:24 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Matthew Stafford didn't get a chance at a game-winning drive in Detroit's loss to Atlanta on Sunday, but he did get some good news on Monday as the MRI on his right leg was negative.

Stafford grabbed at his right knee and also injured his ankle, so there was serious concern about his health, particularly given his injury history. But Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said nothing was broken and had a (somewhat) positive outlook on Stafford's prognosis.

"He went home yesterday in a boot for his ankle, and he’s no more than day to day," Schwartz said Monday, per the Detroit Free-Press. "We’ll see where he is on Wednesday and, hopefully, we can get him out on the practice field. He’s got an ankle; knee’s not an issue."

Schwartz added that if Stafford "had a broken bone or something like that, he'd be more than day to day."

Detroit's got a capable backup in Shaun Hill and a would-be winnable game in Denver on Sunday, although there's got to be some concern given that Detroit struggled to run the ball this season, and if Stafford's unable to play, their offensive output would be limited.

Which would set the world up for yet another "impressive" win by Tim Tebow and the Broncos.

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Since: Aug 23, 2009
Posted on: October 25, 2011 2:36 am

Matthew Stafford 'day to day' after negative MRI

Give him the week off and let me see what S. Hill can do with this offense.

Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2011 12:48 am

Matthew Stafford 'day to day' after negative MRI

Stafford and 'hurt' are synonyms.

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