Matthew Stafford Leaves Cowboys Game Injured
Matthew Stafford hasn’t been with the Detroit Lions in a few years, but we still follow him here in Detroit. Why not? He was with us with more than a decade, so of course we’re curious about his career going forward.
During today’s (Oct. 29) Los Angels Rams game against the Dallas Cowboys, Stafford left early with an injury.
The Rams quarterback suffered a thumb injury, during a two-point conversion attempt at the end of the first half. He left in the third quarter of the Los Angeles Rams game, with saw the team falling 43-20 to the Dallas Cowboys. Backup quarterback Brett Rypien replaced him.
Watching the game, it was obvious that Stafford was suffering after he threw an incomplete pass and his thumb came into contact with a member of the Cowboys. He grabbed his right throwing hand and was noticeably in pain, trying to shake out the injury. He didn’t want to leave the game, though, and came back in the third quarter to throw a touchdown to Ben Skowronek. But, Stafford left the game later, with Rypien stepping in for him.
Stafford left the game when the Rams were down 33-17. No word yet on if this will be a longstanding injury or if Stafford will be back next week. Either way, the Rams are not scheduled to play the Lions this season, so it won’t matter to Lions fans. At least, not during the regular season. Sadly, Stafford wasn’t the only one who got injured today. Vikings quarterback, and former Spartan, Kirk Cousins suffered a major injury near the end of the Viking’s game against the Packers. That could be a season-ending injury, but hopefully not. We should know more by tomorrow on both injuries. Also, as we talk about on “The Squad,” tomorrow is Monday Night Football with the Lions. Reach out to Anne Erickson here if you want to talk football.