For a change, the Detroit Lions caught a break with an injury to quarterback Matthew Stafford on Sunday.
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.