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Lions QB Matthew Stafford’s wife is now home after having brain tumor removed

Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions’ quarterback, Matthew Stafford, has announced on Instagram that she is now home from the hospital after having a brain tumor removed last week.

Kelly stated that she was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma earlier in the year, which she discovered after dealing with spells of vertigo back in January. It was then revealed at the beginning of April that she had a tumor.

Stafford’s surgery was supposed to take six hours, but it ended up taking 12 because doctors found an abnormal vein.

But, all is well that ends all well, and Stafford underwent a successful procedure and is now on the road to recovery.

Lions general manager Bob Quinn said that Matthew has asked for privacy for his family at this time.

The quarterback is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he played all 16 games and threw for 3,777 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions while completing 66.1 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 89.9.

While some felt that the Lions should move on from Stafford, Detroit seems to be committed to him as its signal-caller for now.

The 31-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Georgia, was originally selected by the Lions with the first overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft.

He has made one Pro Bowl thus far in his career, which came in 2014 when he threw for 4,257 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 12 picks while completing 60.3 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 85.7.

The Lions won just six games this past season.