Report: Matthew Stafford has dislocation, torn ligaments in finger on throwing hand
Former Georgia QB Matthew Stafford is determined to lead the Detroit Lions to a division title, but he’ll have to play with an injury in his throwing hand.
According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Stafford has a dislocation and torn ligaments in the middle finger of his right hand, which is his throwing hand.
Schefter’s source described the injury:
The top of Stafford’s finger was bent downward at a 90-degree angle and he had no control over the top part of digit, the source said.
Stafford was injured on a first-quarter drive Sunday against Chicago when he “clapped hands” with former Bulldog Leonard Floyd on a play in which he also was called for intentional grounding, but returned to finish the game.
“Was just trying to figure out what was the best way to manage it,” Stafford told reporters. “You know, the training room guys, the equipment staff, everybody did a great job. Got me all ready to go, and then I just, I haven’t thrown with one in a long time. Trying to get the feel back was a little difficult.”
The Lions, who are 9-4 and first in the NFC North, take on the New York Giants next Sunday.