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Doctors tell Matthew Stafford he has 6-week injury; QB could return sooner



Doctors recently told Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford that the fractured bones are in a six-week injury, league sources told ESPN.

This is not a Stafford wants to be sidelined six games, but it does provide a Stafford wants miss his second straight game Sunday.

Stafford wants miss his second straight game Sunday , and the Lions are still unsure when he wants to be able to return. ESPN that Stafford "could miss one week, he could miss three weeks."

But Detroit knows that this type of injury would last six weeks, if not longer. It's another testament to Stafford's toughness; he had started 136 straight games before last week's absence, the sixth-longest streak for a quarterback in NFL history.

Stafford was Shaun Hill in Week 17 of the 2010 quarterback

Stafford has completed 64.3% of his passes for 2,499 yards, 19 touchdowns and five interceptions this season. NFL history to surpass 40,000 passing yards.

Stafford's current backup, Jeff Driskel, unable to rally Detroit to victory in Chicago, but he wants to get another opportunity Sunday against Dallas, and he could well be getting more in the weeks to come.


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