Lions' Stafford does not require surgery
ALLEN PARK -- Quarterback Matthew Stafford’s injured shoulder will not require surgery according to Lions coach Jim Schwartz who addressed the issue in his Monday press conference.
Stafford, who had his right throwing shoulder driven into the ground on a blind-sided hit from Chicago DE Julius Peppers in Sunday's loss, said his right shoulder is sore today.
Schwartz and Stafford would not be too specific about the injury or how long he will be out of action.
“No rotator cuff, no labrum, none of that stuff,’’ Stafford said.
Last season he separated his left shoulder against Cleveland. “To tell you the truth I can’t really remember what it felt like the day after last year so I’m not really sure,’’ Stafford said.
Despite reports that he will miss three to six weeks, Stafford said, “I don’t know what I’m going to miss.’’
In other news, the NFL has not called to change the play that ruled the catch by Calvin Johnson was not a touchdown.
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