Lions’ Matthew Stafford out with broken bones in his back

“I’m extremely proud to be his spouse. He’s the hardest SOB, however I’m glad his frame gets a little bit therapeutic time. However LFC Lions fanatics … I do know I will be able to discuss for all folks once I say it’s all the time great to overcome the Bears. Let’s cross!”

Stafford, who used to be injured whilst scrambling within the loss ultimate week to the Oakland Raiders, had began 136 consecutive video games, ultimate lacking a recreation on Jan. 2, 2011. In his position, Jeff Driskel will get started, with David Blough backing him up. It isn’t transparent but simply how lengthy Stafford will likely be out.

Stafford, who additionally has had a hip harm, isn’t any stranger to again issues. Closing season, he performed throughout the fracture of one of the vital bony protrusions that reach from every vertebrae. This harm isn’t, he stated ultimate week, associated with that and he used to be making plans to begin but any other recreation. Most effective Philip Rivers, with 218, has extra consecutive begins amongst energetic quarterbacks and the streak is an issue of pleasure and competitiveness. Closing week, Stafford spoke of texting with Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, whose streak used to be ended not too long ago at 154 video games via an ankle harm.

“It approach so much, clearly,” Stafford stated. “I simply need to be in the market for the blokes. It doesn’t imply the rest instead of simply I need to be to be had for the ones guys. I used to be if truth be told texting Matt … I’m friends with him, simply I sought after him to stay historical past going as a result of I do know he’s a difficult man that has performed via so much in his occupation, and [he] simply wasn’t ready to do it.”

Signed via the Lions in September, Driskel began 5 video games for the Cincinnati Bengals ultimate season, finishing 59.7 % of his passes and throwing for 6 touchdowns.

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