Report: Lions QB Matthew Stafford’s thumb injury not believed to be serious
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford sustained a thumb injury during Week 10’s thrilling victory over the Washington Football Team. X-rays were negative and Stafford will have more tests to assess the situation to confirm no structural damage, but the Lions are optimistic that he won’t miss any of their coming games, per NFL Network‘s Ian Rapoport.
Despite suffering the injury, Stafford managed to finish the game against Washington with 276 passing yards on a 24-of-33 passing clip to go with three passing touchdowns. Sunday’s game was also his third outing of the season in which he didn’t throw a single pick.
Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. contributed a touchdown along with 96 receiving yards on eight receptions, while another wideout in Marvin Hall added 61 yards on two receptions and a touchdown.
Rookie running back D’Andre Swift was also involved in the aerial attack, producing 68 receiving yards on five catches along with a score.
After finding themselves in a deep hole at halftime, Washington then attempted to mount a late-game comeback, scoring 21 consecutive points in the second half to tie the game at 24-24. The teams then traded field goals, giving Detroit one last chance for a win at the end of regulation.
Lions kicker Matt Prater completed a 59-yard field goal as time expired to allow his team to run away with the 30-27 win. The victory was Detroit’s first at home this season. The team is now 4-5 in 2020.
Despite sustaining the thumb injury, Matthew Stafford will most likely be ready to suit up and attempt to lead his team to another victory in their Week 11 matchup against the Carolina Panthers.