Matthew Stafford's Injury Not Expected To Require Surgery

Matthew Stafford sits on the bench after injuring his shoulder on Sunday.

Matthew Stafford underwent an MRI today on his injured right shoulder, and although neither he nor the Lions are saying a whole lot about the results of the MRI, it doesn't appear that surgery is in the cards for him.

"We’ve had some good returns from his tests," Schwartz said. "It doesn’t look like surgery is going to be needed."

Stafford said that he will be back as soon as possible, but Schwartz stressed that the Lions will not rush him back.

"We don’t want to rush him back," Schwartz said. "We don’t want to put him out there if he’s not able to make all the throws, or if he’s protecting it and can’t take a hit."

It's still unclear how long Stafford will be out. There are some conflicting reports out there, which I'll address in another post, but for now the official word from the Lions is simply that surgery isn't expected to be necessary. Anything beyond that appears to be up in the air still.

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