The Detroit Lions quarterback was brutalized by the Vikings defense in a 26-16 loss, and underwent X-rays at TCF Bank Stadium after the game. A day later, coach Jim Caldwell is declining to say whether anything’s broken.
When asked whether he would play Sunday night against Denver, Caldwell said: “We’ll see. Like I said, he’s very, very sore. There’s no question about that. He was hit far too many times.”
Meinke notes that “far too many times” translated into one sack, eight official hits and two unofficial ones. Given the play of the Broncos’ pass rush so far, Stafford could be in for another rough outing even if he does play. Something to certainly keep an eye on.