Just an hour ago, Jim Schwartz told the Minnesota media that Matthew Stafford had not been ruled out for Sunday's game. Just minutes ago, however, he announced that Shaun Hill will start at quarterback against the Vikings.
Schwartz said Shaun Hill will make his second start this weekend. Stafford said shoulder is doing better but he hasn't tried throwing yet.
I'm not sure why Schwartz went from not ruling out Stafford to naming Hill the starter just like that, but there you have it. Hill will start again at quarterback for the Lions, and it appears Stafford's possible return will have to wait until Detroit heads to Green Bay on Oct. 3.