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Detroit Lions Injury Update: Matthew Stafford Says He Will Start

Matthew Stafford has as much talent as any quarterback in the NFL, but he's been dogged by injuries and questions about his durability throughout his career with the Detroit Lions. He's started every game for his team in the 2011 season, and despite suffering an ankle injury that some thought might keep him out of Sunday's game versus the Denver Broncos, Stafford insisted Sunday morning that he will start.

Detroit's quarterback told ESPN's Ed Werder (via Pro Football Talk) that the injury won't keep him out of the starting line up when the Lions try and put the brakes to a two game losing streak in the Mile High City. If Stafford is in fact unable to go, or if he aggravates the injury during Sunday's game, back up Shaun Hill is expected to take the snaps. Though Hill is a career back up, he was serviceable for the Lions last season, posting 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in Stafford's absence. 

For more on the Lions head over to Pride of Detroit. For more on the Broncos, check out Mile High Report. Catch up on more Week 8 news at SB Nation NFL.