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Lions QB Matthew Stafford’s status remains up in the air

The Detroit Lions ventured in their second straight game without the services of star quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stafford remains out of action due to broken bones in his back.

There hasn’t been an exact timetable for Stafford’s return. Although it remains up in the air concerning when he will be back in action. Head coach Matt Patricia voiced on Monday that is currently deemed to be a “week to week” injury, according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk.

 

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Stafford missed his second consecutive game on Sunday, and Lions coach Matt Patricia said today that Stafford remains “week to week.” Stafford has been dealing with a back injury that reportedly could cost him six weeks.

The Lions may publicly view it as a week-to-week type of situation. However the injury that Stafford is dealing with typically takes up to six weeks to fully recover. Detroit remains hopeful that it will be a much quicker time frame. Although, the direction the team is headed without him should alleviate any pressure on him to return this season.

 

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The Lions have moved out of the playoff picture. This should switch the team’s mindset towards the long haul beyond the 2019 season. Stafford has proven to still be a viable quarterback while the team has some promising pieces in place that could see them finally breakthrough next year.

In the meantime, Detroit should be focused on allowing Stafford to fully heal that will more than likely lead to consideration to shut him down for the rest of the year.

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