Status for Sunday unknown for Stafford, Burleson
ALLEN PARK -- Lions coach Jim Schwartz doesn’t want to ever give the opponent any edge, so he won’t announce injury situations unless he is forced.
That means we know nothing about Matthew Stafford’s status for Sunday. Schwartz said on Monday he would address it more on Wednesday. He was also non-committal on the ankle injury of Nate Burleson.
Stafford injured his throwing shoulder in the first half of the opener at Chicago. It is reportedly separated, but not in a sling.
He watched Sunday’s game at Ford Field from the coaches’ box on the press box level.
“We wanted to give him a little different perspective, let him see the game up there. He sat next to quarterback coach Todd Downing up there,’’ Schwartz said. “I think it’s interesting because his whole career he’s never spent time up there to let him see the game. ... Just give him a coach’s view of a lot of things that a quarterback does and a lot of things a defense does.’’
Burleson said he will continue to get treatment and his ankle will be assessed on Wednesday.
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