Late in their game against the Tennessee Titans, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford saw his terrible day come to an even worse end when he was blasted by the Titans defense and came up lame afterwords.
Stafford left the game, and had his ankle evaluated by team doctors and he didn’t return for the Lions come-from-behind efforts to tie the Titans at 41-41 to send the game to overtime. Backup Shaun Hill came in and threw a miraculous Hail Mary to tie the game after throwing for a touchdown to bring the Lions within a touchdown.
A lot of people place all the Lions hopes for a playoff run in Matthew Stafford, but not only is he now injured, but he looked atrocious today when he was healthy.
The injury in question came when Stafford threw a pass to Brandon Pettigrew that was stripped by Alterraun Verner and returned it all the way back for what looked like the game clinching touchdown for the Titans. On that return, Stafford tried to run down Verner but pulled up, grabbing his right leg. Team doctors have said that it was a strained leg muscle that kept Stafford out of the game.
No word on what his status will be moving forward, but Lions fans got a nasty flashback to the days where Stafford was on the sidelines and Shaun Hill was leading their squad.