Stafford unlikely for Thursday
ALLEN PARK Matthew Stafford has not been ruled completely out for Thursdays game against the Green Bay Packers. But its probably unlikely he will play after sustaining a left shoulder injury in Sundays 38-37 win over Cleveland. Coach Jim Schwartz described it as an AC (Acromioclavicular joint) separation.
Most of the tests have come back where it shouldnt be anything Id like to label significant. Hes sore. I would say if that continued hed be unlikely to play, Schwartz said.
Theres a chance that goes away in the next couple days. Structurally everything is good. I dont think theres any lasting damage, but hes extremely sore as you can expect. Well see (about Thursday). You dont want to close the door on anybody, the coach added.
Stafford did not talk to the media on Monday.
It looks better for Stafford than for safety Ko Simpson who injured a knee in the game and didnt return.
He looks unlikely to play on Thursday. After more testing (well know) if its going to be a season-ending thing or if hell be able to come back from it, Schwartz said.
Schwartz would not be specific about hand and knee injuries to wide receiver Calvin Johnson who did not practice Monday.