Nov 15, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) passes the ball during the fourth quarter against the Washington Football Team at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

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Lions QB Stafford (thumb) undergoes tests

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford underwent tests on his right thumb following Sunday’s game, NFL Network reported Monday.

Stafford said Sunday he had trouble gripping the ball after a first quarter hit and trainers taped his thumb.

X-rays were negative, per the report, which indicated Stafford could be limited this week but is expected to play at Carolina on Sunday.

After playing the Panthers, the Lions have a quick turnaround with their annual Thanksgiving Day date kicking off Week 12 (vs. the Houston Texans).

Washington Football Team linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis hit Stafford with 3:10 left in the first quarter. After the tape job, Stafford returned and finished the last-second 30-27 victory with 276 passing yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.

“I don’t know what happened,” Stafford said after the game. “It was on a play where I got sacked, they had a personal foul, so the next time I gripped the ball to throw it, it didn’t feel so hot.”

Stafford, 32, has completed 63.7 percent of his passes for the 4-5 Lions this season for 2,403 yards, 17 scores and seven interceptions.

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