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Matthew Stafford suffers rib injury vs. Packers, undergoes x-rays

The quarterback missed the end of the Week 14 game.

Green Bay Packers v Detroit Lions Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford left the team’s Week 14 game against the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter with a rib injury.

He suffered the injury on a play near the goal line, where he was hit from behind while sliding on a quarterback scramble. Stafford initially went to the locker room, before quickly returning to the sideline. He was replaced by back up Chase Daniel on the ensuing offensive possession.

Stafford left the game with 244 passing yards and a touchdown on 34 attempts.

The offense got a boost on their next drive when returner Jamal Agnew took the kick off into Packers territory, setting up a short field for Daniel and the offense. Detroit would score a field goal on the possession to cut the lead to 31-24 with just under two minutes to play.

Daniel completed three of his six pass attempts on the drive.

With Stafford’s future with the team up for grabs, adding another injury to his list of recent ailments only further clouds his destiny. We’ll see what the prognosis of his injury is, but that’s something to keep in mind as the Lions’ 2020 season nears its end.

UPDATE: Stafford went through x-rays after the game, but interim head coach Darrell Bevell did not have an update on his condition after Detroit’s loss to the Packers.

“I think it’s too early to tell,” Bevell said. “Matthew Stafford is as tough as they come. He’s a huge competitor. I know he’s going to want to be out there with his team, so it’s going to have to be pretty drastic for him not to be in there.”

Stafford was not made available for the post-game press conference he usually conducts.

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