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Drew Stanton Out for At Least a Month

The Lions' second pick of the 2007 NFL Draft is out for a month or more after tweaking his knee over the weekend.  Quarterback Drew Stanton was held out of practice yesterday and today due to swelling, but after getting an MRI, the injury turned out to be more serious than originally thought.

Lions president Matt Millen said this afternoon that rookie quarterback Drew Stanton will have his knee scoped to clean out cartilage. Stanton, the Lions' second-round pick, likely will be out at least a month.

Stanton tweaked his right knee Saturday and missed both practice sessions Sunday and Monday in Allen Park.


This shouldn't affect the quarterback position too much since Stanton was last in terms of the depth chart, but it will hurt his development greatly.  This is the time when rookie QB's get better and adjust to the NFL.  Instead, Stanton will be stuck on the sideline watching.

I'm not going to start bashing this draft pick already, but I really am not surprised this happened. Stanton was injured quite a bit in college, so we'll just have to see what happens.  Like I said, I'll hold my questioning of this pick at least until we get into the season, but early reaction isn't good.