Matthew Stafford Probable With Right Finger Injury

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford played last Sunday with a broken right index finger, but he was a full participant in practice this week and is probable for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. Stafford played earlier in the season with an ankle injury.

Stafford was shaky in last week's game against the Chicago Bears. He threw 63 passes and completed 33 of them for 329 yards, but he also threw four interceptions. But that was his one bad performance of the season so far. In his previous eight games, Stafford threw at least two touchdowns in seven of those contests.

Stafford does have a good matchup against the Panthers this week and, if his finger really isn't bothering him, could be in for a big day. Just don't be alarmed by the gloves he will be wearing. He's been using them in practice all week.

For more on the Lions, visit Pride of Detroit.

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