As Detroit Lions fan eagerly await some kind of diagnosis for quarterback Matthew Stafford, a little information is trickling in.
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, no diagnosis has been given yet, but Stafford is going through a significant amount of pain.
“He has a rib injury, had tests right after the game,” Rapoport said on “Good Morning Football” Monday morning. “No definitive diagnosis on this his you’re seeing right there where he kinda got crunched from all angles. What I know right now is that he in (an) unbelievable amount of pain. No one has ruled him out of anything, but certainly there is a possibility that we could see Chase Daniel down the stretch now for the Lions.”
This falls in line with what head coach Darrell Bevell said after the game. He did confirm that Stafford underwent x-rays for his ribs, but said it was too early to tell how significant the injury was. That being said, this line from Bevell speaks volumes.
“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,” Bevell said.
“Pretty drastic” and “unbelievable amount of pain” aren’t promising indicators of Stafford’s health, but we’ll have to wait and see if more information comes out before we declare his season over.
Stay tuned, as Bevell is expected to meet with the media on Monday afternoon.