Published: Mon, November 11, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

‘Concern’ Matthew Stafford could miss Sunday’s game against Bears

‘Concern’ Matthew Stafford could miss Sunday’s game against Bears

Now we have conflicting reports on the severity of Stafford's back and hip injuries, and the extent of how questionable he is for Sunday. So it's a bit concerning to see the Lions ironman QB listed as questionable for the team's Week 10 game in Chicago. It's the first time he has missed a regular-season game since the 2010 season.

Jeff Driskel is expected to start at quarterback for the Lions, with David Blough as a backup.

Stafford, who has started 136 consecutive games, has thrown for 2,499 yards this season with 19 touchdowns and five interceptions.

The reasons, according to ESPN, were fractured bones in Stafford's back, an injury that reportedly dates back to past year.

The next morning, Stafford evidently gave in to doctors' suggestions to get further testing done on his back.

"I'm fine", Stafford said, via the Detroit Free Press.

"I'll be good to go", Stafford said. Stafford is one of the NFL's true iron men and has played through some big injuries in the past. "Had the back injury last week near the end of the Oakland game".

Stafford has played through injuries whenever possible during his career, including previously against the Bears at Soldier Field.

His injury was considered week-to-week, which a source told ESPN could mean "this week or 3 weeks".

November 6: Stafford tells reporters he's "fine" and will be "good to go" against the Bears despite pain in his back.

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