The Detroit Lions will be with two of their most important players on the roster on Sunday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Quarterback Matthew Stafford, who is dealing with a right thumb injury, and D’Andre Swift, illness, are set to play in the teams Week 14 game against the Green Bay Packers. Both were listed as questionable earlier in the week.
Lions’ QB Matthew Stafford (right thumb) and RB D’Andre Swift (illness), each listed as questionable for Sunday, both are expected to play against the Packers, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 13, 2020
Stafford has been nursing the thumb injury since mid-November. He has played through it, though, and has not missed a game this season.
Swift has missed the teams last three games. He first suffered a concussion, that cost him games in Week’s 11 and 12. The rookie running back then came down with an illness after clearing concussion protocol, and missed last week’s win against the Chicago Bears.
The Georgia product has emerged as one of the top offensive weapons on the team, and has largely replaced the role of Kerryon Johnson in the offense. His absence was felt for the Lions over the past few games, and his return could play a crucial role in this weeks divisional game that could be a must win for Detroit’s playoff hopes.