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Health still an issue

ALLEN PARK — Coach Jim Schwartz said today that’s he’s optimistic the team will be at full-strength healthwise coming out of this bye week. “Everybody has a good chance (of getting healthy),’’ Schwartz said.

Guys with significant injuries have been placed on Injured Reserve. Schwartz labeled the other injuries as short-term which he defined as one to three weeks.

This includes quarterback Matthew Stafford, who missed the last two games with a knee injury. After the loss at Green Bay, Schwartz said he was hoping to get Stafford back on the practice field this week.

“What I should have said is we’ll get him back on the practice field as soon as we can. I don’t know if that will be this week, I don’t know if it will be next week or the week after. But as soon as he’s ready and he’s able to go out there we’ll get him out on the practice field,’’ Schwartz said.

Stafford was spotted in one of the hallways off the locker room, but he did not address the media. Neither did quarterback Daunte Culpepper who pulled a hamstring on Sunday.



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