Lions fans can breathe a collective sigh of relief as Tim Twentyman reports that the X-rays on the left hand of starting quarterback Matt Stafford are negative.
Stafford injured the non-throwing hand during a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders on Saturday night when he hit it on an opposing pass rusher's helmet. The injury ended Stafford's game, but the quarterback told reporters that it's fine and he would have continued playing had it been a regular season game instead.
Stafford missed 19 games in the first two seasons of his career after being selected with the first pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, but managed to stay healthy and start all 16 games of the 2011 season. The quarterback finished Saturday night's game with eight completions on 10 attempts for 68 yards passing, but didn't record a touchdown or interception.
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