Lions QB Stafford Injures Non-Throwing Hand
Matthew Stafford (Kyle Terada, USPW)
Matthew Stafford (Kyle Terada, USPW)

Posted Aug 25, 2012


Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford left in the second quarter of a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders with an injury to his left, non-throwing hand.

OAKLAND, CALIF. (AP)

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford left in the second quarter of a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders with an injury to his left, non-throwing hand.

Stafford's hand appeared to get hit by an Oakland defender after throwing an incomplete pass Saturday. Team trainers were examining Stafford's hand on the sideline. He was 8 for 10 for 68 yards.

Shaun Hill took over at quarterback on Detroit's next possession.

At halftime, Lions coach Jim Schwartz told a local reporter that he believed Stafford was "OK."

Detroit drafted Stafford No. 1 overall in 2009 out of Georgia. After a right shoulder injury in the 2010 season opener sidelined him for the year, Stafford threw for 5,038 yards and 41 touchdowns last season to lead the Lions to the playoffs, where they lost to New Orleans in the division round.

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