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Detroit Lions Jim Caldwell on injuries: Mum on Joique Bell, says Stafford is 'OK'

ALLEN PARK — Jim Caldwell is consistent about not discussing injuries to his players.

He stayed the course on Monday during his press conference.

The Detroit Lions coach was the most forthcoming on Matthew Stafford who was limping after the 24-17 win over the Jets on Sunday.

“He’s OK,’’ Caldwell said of Stafford who was sacked four times. 

"The game is a physical game, lot of contact as you well known and collisions out there,'' Caldwell said. "So a guy is sometimes going to come out of those games pretty sore. From time to time, I doubt that there’s anybody walking in this building that’s played 65 plays like he played that didn’t come out with some issues.''

Running back Joique Bell left the game in the third quarter with a possible concussion. He wasn’t allowed to talk to reporters after the game which is the protocol when players have been diagnosed with concussions.

Caldwell would not comment other than to suggest looking at Wednesday’s injury report for more information on Bell.

Also Theo Riddick and Montell Owens could not finish the game with hamstrings.

Calvin Johnson (ankle) was on the field for just 37 snaps (57 percent). He told reporters afterward that he had progressed throughout the week last week and expects more improvement this week.

Also Caldwell would not address the ESPN report that Ndamukong Suh wants out of Detroit after this season and is targeting the New York market.

"It might be important to you but I'm not going to address it at this time,'' Caldwell said.

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