Matt Stafford is ‘day-to-day’ with ankle injury, Lions say

October 24, 2011

Matthew Stafford was hurt late in the game Sunday. (Gregory Shamus / Getty Images)

Stafford, who injured his right ankle in the Lions’ loss to the Atlanta Falcons, is day-to-day with a sprain, according to Coach Jim Schwartz.

“He went home yesterday in a boot for his ankle, and he’s no more than day-to-day,” Schwartz said today. “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.”

Stafford had grabbed his right knee as he fell to the ground, with linebacker Curtis Lofton rolling into his leg, on Detroit’s last offensive play.

Stafford had an MRI today, but Schwartz declined to discuss it. “If he had a broken bone or something like that, he’d be more than day-to-day,” Schwartz said.

Detroit, which has lost two consecutive games, plays Tim Tebow’s Denver Broncos this week.

Because of shoulder injuries and surgery, Stafford has played in only 13 games over two seasons.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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