Published: Sun, November 10, 2019
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Conflicting reports on Matthew Stafford's health heading into Week 10

Conflicting reports on Matthew Stafford's health heading into Week 10

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will be inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears amid a back injury, according to multiple reports.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Lions QB has fractured bones in his back and now is considered week to week.

Meinke also added that Stafford's current maladies are not related to his prior injuries. While he's out with an injury the team is calling week-to-week, Detroit is turning to Jeff Driskel at QB. He signed with the Lions in September. Stafford had started 136 consecutive regular-season games entering Sunday, the sixth-longest streak for a quarterback in National Football League history. I'm not really anxious about it. "I'll be good to go".

Stafford was listed as questionable with a hip/back injury, this will bring an end to his streak of 136 straight starts. That's the second-longest active streak by a QB in the National Football League behind Phillip Rivers. "I just want to be out there for the guys".


Stafford had been playing through pain in his back all season thanks to an injury that reportedly bothered him past year, too. "I'm buddies with him, just I wanted him to keep history going because I know he is a tough guy that has played through a lot in his career, and (he) just wasn't able to do it". Stafford banged hands with Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd in the first quarter of that game, and played the rest of the way with a glove on his hand. Yet in the week leading up to the Bears game, Stafford was practicing through the pain and telling reporters he was fine.

First up is NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, who on Saturday afternoon tweeted out some doubt about Stafford's availability for the game at Soldier Field.

Stafford's last missed start came 3,234 days ago, on January 2, 2011.

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