Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford may be unable to play in Detroit’s Week 15 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. He suffered an apparent rib injury against the Packers in Sunday’s 31-24 loss which kept him off of the field for the Lions’ last offensive sequence.
The NFL’s Ian Rapoport reported the uncertainty of his status on Monday afternoon, via Twitter.
#Lions QB Matthew Stafford’s status is in doubt for Sunday against the #Titans, but he hasn’t been ruled out yet, per me and @TomPelissero. Stafford is tough and has played through a lot, but he was in a ton of pain last night after his rib injury. Chase Daniel would step in.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 14, 2020
Stafford has been known to play through injuries in the past. Interim head coach Darrell Bevel stated in a press conference that the injury would have to be “pretty drastic,” to keep him off of the field. Veteran backup Chase Daniel would take over quarterback duties if he is unable to go.
Besides Sunday, Daniel was last seen for the Lions in Week 9, going 8-for-13 for 94 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Against the Packers, he passed for 29 yards, going 3-for-6. Stafford’s exact status is pending, as he is awaiting a diagnosis.
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