X-rays negative on Stafford's left shoulder

From the Detroit Free Press:

Lions coach Jim Schwartz said an initial X ray of quarterback Matthew Stafford’s left shoulder came back negative after today’s dramatic 38-37 victory over Cleveland.

Schwartz said Stafford was having more tests. He declined to give more details – including whether Stafford’s shoulder popped out – and said it was too early to tell whether Stafford could play Thursday against Green Bay.

“There’s a lot more that needs to be done,” Schwartz said. “But the first thing you wanted to eliminate was a broken collarbone or one of those things.”

Stafford suffered the injury when he took a crushing hit on the second-to-last play of the game. He said he was in pain, but he returned and threw the game-winning touchdown pass, a 1-yarder to tight end Brandon Pettigrew with no time on the clock.

His left shoulder wrapped with ice after the game, Stafford said he was in pain but declined to give details about his injury. Asked if he could play against the Packers, he laughed.

“That’s a good question,” Stafford said.


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