China Doll does some throwing in his rehabilitation

The China Doll has been doing some throwin.

That’s a good thing for the Detroit Lions. Tip of the cap to ESPN.com blogger Kevin Siefert who picked up on the tweet sent out by Matthew Stafford after the quarterback finished a throwing sessions.

“Just got done throwin shoulder is feeling good,” Stafford tweeted.

We’re not talking about anything remarkable here in late March, but Stafford is working his way back from shoulder surgery and as Seifert notes he was not throwing when the NFL lockout began earlier this month. Stafford indicated he threw the ball at the University of Georgia, where he played in college. He’s on his own for his rehabilitation at this point, meaning he can’t be under the supervision of the Lions trainers or coaches.

The Lions have maintained all along that Stafford will be ready before the start of training camp. They need him to remain on the field in his third season if they want to take the next step in turning the corner to respectability. At the owners’ meeting in New Orleans this week, Detroit coach Jim Schwartz expressed confidence that Stafford would be totally prepared.

Stafford, of course, was called a china doll by his own teammate, Lions linebacker Zack Follett. That's because the No. 1 overall pick in 2009 has not been able to stay on the field.

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