The Detroit Lions travel this week for a game against the Denver Broncos at Mile High. But will quarterback Matthew Stafford be ready to play in the game? On Sunday, Stafford left the game in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter with an undisclosed right leg injury. Head coach Jim Schwartz reported on Monday that the injury was to his ankle, not his knee. However, as Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press quotes Schwartz again, Stafford is unlikely to appear on Wednesday's injury report with an ankle injury.
Stafford has a history of injuries, missing six games as a rookie in 2009 and then 13 in 2010. The Lions need Stafford to be a winning team and to pull them out of their current two-game losing streak. He and Calvin Johnson are a fearsome quarterback-receiver duo that Champ Bailey will need to deal with on Sunday.