QB Matthew Stafford ready to start throwing
In a radio interview Monday night, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said he expects to start throwing lightly this week.
Stafford injured his shoulder on Nov. 7 in the loss to the Jets. His first shoulder injury this season occurred in the season opener and it took him six weeks to get back on the field.
No one is saying if this injury is similar, but if it would take six weeks he could be back for the final two or three games.
What difference would it make? Well, it would benefit Stafford’s development which has been stunted for two seasons by three shoulder injuries and minor knee surgery.
It would also give a boost to the Lions who need it after winning just two of their first 11 games.
Coach Jim Schwartz has never set a timetable on Stafford’s return. But he has said if he’s healthy he’ll get him in even if it’s just for a game or two.
The Lions didn’t practice on Monday so they could have a three-day weekend following the Thanksgiving game. They will practice on Tuesday afternoon.
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