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NFL Injury Reports: Lions Unsure Of Matthew Stafford's Status Going Forward

The Detroit Lions suffered a heartbreaking loss on Sunday afternoon, falling 44-41 in overtime to the Tennessee Titans. But there is plenty of time to turn things around, and a Week 3 loss doesn't mean it's the end of the world.

There was some bad news from the loss, however, as quarterback Matthew Stafford was forced to leave the game with a leg injury. Stafford said after game that he'd tweaked it in practice and the injury got progressively worse during the game, leading to the team scheduling an MRI on Monday.

SB Nation's Lions blog, Pride of Detroit, tells us what to expect going forward.

Stafford's leg issue didn't even land him on the injury report during the week, so it must not have been anything even remotely serious until he actually started playing on Sunday. Once it became an issue, Stafford was struggling with it, and then it all went downhill on that fumble return.

At this point it's far too early to speculate on if Stafford will be available for next week's game against the Minnesota Vikings. The good news is that the Lions have an excellent backup in Hill, who came in cold against the Titans and went 10-of-13 for 172 yards and two touchdowns in the final minute of regulation and in overtime. If Stafford can't play, Hill will get the start for the Lions.

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