Lions QB Stafford appears done for the year

It appears that the Lions are going to be without their young star QB for the remainder of the season, as Matthew Stafford has a Grade 3 separation of his right shoulder. says that the Lions are fearing that Stafford will miss the remaining 8 games with the injury after tests were done Monday. Stafford suffered the injury during the Lions’ 23-20 overtime loss to the New York Jets on Sunday at Ford Field.

Stafford had an MRI test Monday, and he is also expected to seek a second opinion with Dr. James Andrews, the surgeon who consulted with Stafford after the quarterback’s first shoulder injury earlier this season.

“I’ve got to talk some more with these doctors and kind of figure out what they’re thinking,” Stafford said Monday evening on a Detroit radio program. “It’s kind of frustrating to be coming back and, two games later, be knocked out again. We’ll take it day by day and figure out what the plan is.”

If Stafford does have a Grade 3 separation, it’s unlikely he’ll return this season. In three games this year, Stafford has thrown for 535 yards, 6 TD’s and one pick with a completion pct. of 59.4.

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