Earlier on Friday, Detroit Lions head coach Darrell Bevell said that Matthew Stafford would miss his final practice of the week, but would not rule him out for Sunday. Turns out the outlook for the Lions quarterback may be a little better than that.
Per the team’s final injury report of the week, Stafford was actually limited in Friday’s practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans. This suggests Stafford is already testing out his mobility, functioning and pain management in the wake of his rib injury, which was described earlier in the week as “unbelievably” painful.
On Friday, Bevell said Stafford was going to travel with the team on Sunday, and a decision on his availability may come down to a pre-game workout.
“This may or may not be a workout situation,” Bevell said. “Obviously, the conversation of what he’s doing kind of on the side before we even get that far. But if we need to have a workout Sunday morning, then we’ll end up doing that as well.”
It’s a similar situation for center Frank Ragnow, who did not practice all week and is listed, too, as questionable. Ragnow visited a specialist on Friday to determine if his fractured throat and damaged vocal cords were in good enough shape to speak and play on Sunday.
Elsewhere on the injury report, Kenny Golladay has already been declared out, as has offensive tackle Tyrell Crosby, defensive tackle Da’Shawn Hand, and cornerback Darryl Roberts.
Here’s the full injury report for Week 15:
OT Tyrell Crosby (ankle) - OUT
WR Kenny Golladay (hip) - OUT
DT Da’Shawn Hand (ankle) - OUT
CB Darryl Roberts (hip) - OUT
C Frank Ragnow (throat) -
QB Matthew Stafford (rib/thumb) - Questionable
DT John Penisini (shoulder) - Questionable
UPDATE: Ragnow has been downgraded to OUT.