Rib and thumb injuries did not prevent Matthew Stafford from starting Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay PiratesBut an ankle injury knocked Stafford out of play at Ford.
Stafford suffered the injury in Lions’ third offensive play, when he rolled his right ankle while trying to avoid hitting midfielder Devin White.
He stayed in the next play, completing a 2-yard pass to Danny Amendula that was below the first landing, then went to the Lions seat, where he immediately received medical attention.
The coaches reattached Stafford’s ankle, but he was unable to put any weight on his foot and jumped one leg into the tunnel behind the Lyons seat. It was 2 versus 3 for 17 yards.
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Chase Daniel replaced Stafford in the second Lions attack series. Early in the second half, with Tampa Bay taking a 34-0 lead, Stafford was ruled out for the remainder of the match. This is the third game in a row that he plays due to a Stafford injury.
Stafford suffered a partial tear in his right thumb ligaments in the November 15 win over Washington, which he continued to play through, and suffered a rib strain on December 13 from losing the Green Bay Packers.
Last week, Stafford started despite both injuries, but pulled out of the match early in the fourth quarter after taking straight hits and with the Lions dropping three times in a 46-25 loss to the Tennessee Titans.
at the same time, Tom Brady He threw his second landing pass into the most possessions – this time 27 yards to Mike Evans – to give Tampa Bay an early lead 13-0 while leaving 7:39 in the first quarter. He linked up with Rob Gronkowski for a 33-yard score in opening possession, even though Bucs missed the extra point.
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