As the Lions get set to host the Cowboys, the news is not good for starting quarterback Matthew Stafford, who is set to miss his second straight game.
NFL.com reports that Stafford could miss up to six weeks with his back injury, but that there’s another scan this week that hopefully will shed light on how long the QB will miss.
Having notably started 136 straight games, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will miss his second straight contest on Sunday — due to tiny, non-displaced fractures in the upper thoracic spine — and could miss up to a month and a half, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday on GameDay Morning.
Stafford is hopeful, however, of beating that timeline.
the plan going forward, Rapoport added, is to have another scan later this week to determine Stafford’s status going forward. It’s a process that will be repeated until Stafford gains clearance.
At this point, there is no firm timeline as it’s as simple as how the bones will heal.