Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been dominated out of Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Chicago Bears with fractured bones in his again and group docs may not let him play, resources instructed ESPN and NFL Network.
Having a look previous his first two seasons when he began simply 13 video games, the strong-armed 31-year-old gunslinger has been as tricky as they arrive within the NFL.
He began a team-record 136 consecutive regular-season video games, which till this Sunday was once the Second-longest energetic get started streak within the NFL in the back of Philip Rivers.
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He additionally held the Sixth-longest all-time get started streak in the back of Brett Favre, Rivers, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning and Matt Ryan. The following closest was once Joe Flacco with 122 consecutive begins.
Kelly Stafford, Matthew’s spouse, showed the record of him lacking Sunday’s get started on Instagram that morning.
“I do not believe there’s the rest this guy hates greater than not to be in the market scuffling with along with his guys. Those males paintings so onerous throughout the year.. it is tricky to sideline them,” stated Kelly, who has been recuperating from mind tumor surgical procedure. “So I am thankful for our group doctors. He has battled via such a lot, so a lot more than any individual is aware of. I am extremely proud to be his spouse, he is the hardest SOB.. however I am satisfied his frame gets just a little therapeutic time.”
She added: “i do know I will talk for all folks after I say it is all the time great to overcome the bears! Let’s move!”
Prior to Sunday’s recreation, Lions normal supervisor Bob Quinn made a short lived remark about Stafford however declined further questions, consistent with ESPN.
“We deactivated him this morning,” Quinn stated. “Had the again harm final week close to the top of the Oakland recreation. Practiced on restricted all week, indexed him as questionable. Were given to the stadium this morning, met with the docs and wasn’t medically cleared to play lately so he is deactivated. In order that’s it.”
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His harm was once regarded as week-to-week, which a supply instructed ESPN may imply “this week or three weeks.”
Stafford practiced on Friday, the place he was once observed throwing 60-yard passes, however docs sought after him to go through further checking out at the again, the opening reported. When requested about his injured again on Wednesday, Stafford declared it was once “fantastic.”
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His again harm dated again to final 12 months when it reportedly was once damaged, then again, this season it is gotten a lot worse – to the purpose the place he just about overlooked the group’s last-minute loss in opposition to the Kansas Town Chiefs in Week four.
Changing Stafford: Jeff Driskel, who began 5 video games for the Cincinnati Bengals final season and made his 6th occupation get started Sunday.