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Matthew Stafford left yesterday’s (Dec. 13) Lions game against the Green Bay Packers with a rib injury. We wish him a quick and full recovery.

During the postgame show, teammates and interim head coach Darrell Bevell sang Stafford’s praises for his toughness and how he continued as long as he could through the game, which the Lions lost at Ford Field 31-24.

“He’s honestly one of the toughest guys and competitors that I’ve ever been on a team with,” backup quarterback Chase Daniel said. “It’s very well written about. The dude’s a warrior and he’s hurt right now, but I think he’s going to work whatever he’s got through it and try to be out there for the team.”

“He just got twisted somehow when he slid. Obviously, we know 9 is a warrior, man. He’ll battle through a lot, he’ll push through a lot of pain so you know if he can’t go then it’s really because he can’t,” added Offensive lineman Taylor Decker.

The Lions will reportedly update fans on Stafford’s situation later today. Check back for updates.

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