Jim Caldwell Gives an Update on the Hand Injury for QB Matthew Stafford

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford suffered an injury to his throwing hand Sunday when he was stepped on by Terrell Suggs after throwing a fourth-quarter interception against Baltimore. He left the game — the first time that’s happened since Week 8 of 2015 — and was replaced by Jake Rudock.

He underwent X-rays at M&T Bank Stadium, which were negative for a break. But he was sore after the game, experiencing a burning nerve-type pain in the throwing hand, Kyle Meinke of Mlive reports.

A day later, he had three fingers individually taped for a light walk-through back in Allen Park. Those are closed to the media, and it’s unclear how much Stafford participated. Detroit returns to practice Wednesday afternoon, and it’ll be interesting to see how much Stafford is able to do, and how good he looks doing it.

“He’s not out of the woods yet,” coach Jim Caldwell said. “We’ll kind of see what he can do as the week goes on. It’s not like it’s some insignificant injury. That’s not the case. It’s something that we’re going to have to look at and deal with here over the course of the week to see where he is. Yeah, he’s not out of the woods.”


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