August 25, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) prepares to throw a pass during warmups before the start of the game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE

Detroit Lions Get Good News on Matthew Stafford's Injury


Matthew Stafford had his night cut short against the Oakland Raiders on Saturday due to an injury to his non-throwing hand. It was enough to get some fans worried given Stafford’s history but it turns out that there is very little to fear.

X-rays came back negative and Stafford told reporters following the game that he would have continued playing had it been a regular season game. After playing in all 16 regular season games last year and throwing for over 5,000 yards, Stafford has nothing to prove in a preseason game. There is no sense leaving him in a meaningless game when he is less than 100%.

It wouldn’t be surprising if Matthew Stafford skipped the preseason finale against the Buffalo Bills entirely. Shaun Hill looked like he could use the reps based on his play against the Raiders and the Lions will want to get a long look at Kellen Moore before making a decision whether or not he is worthy of one of the team’s final 53 roster spots.

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