Lions QB Matthew Stafford played through

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Lions QB Matthew Stafford played through

Posted By John Short     Jul 14    

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It's been knownMatthew Stafford dealt with a back injury last season, but how severe was it J.J. Watt Women Jersey ?

The Lions quarterback actually played through a broken back, according toMike OHara, who currently writes for the teams official website. NFL Network later confirmed Chris Lindstrom Youth Jersey the report, describing the injury as"tiny fractures" in Stafford'sback.

This is true, described as tiny fractures in his back. It also helps explain what Matthew Stafford played through, something that probably keeps other players off the field and adds context to Cam Newton Men Jersey his season.

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He had a broken back last year," OHara reported during a recent episode ofhis with WJRs Ken Brown. "Broken bones in his back.

All that hadpreviously been reported during the season was that Stafford suffered a Philadelphia Eagles T-shirt back injury after he was tackled 11 times against the Rams in Week 13, and then he waslimited in practice for the next three weeks. Before that, he suffered Adam Gotsis Men Jersey a chest injury in Week 1 against the Jets and a pinky injury in Week 8 against the Seahawks.

Stafford still managed to start all 16 of the Lions' games,but Detroit saw a significant dropin his production from recent years. He completed 66.1 percent of his pa ses for a career-low3,777 total pa sing yards and 21 touchdowns, though heextended Robert Alford Women Jersey his consecutive start streak to 128the sixth-longest streak in NFL history.

Despite a down yearfor Stafford, the Lions have stood behind their quarterback and remained positive about his long-term future.

(Stafford) had the back Zach Allen Jersey thing, and he went through Robby Anderson Men Jersey numerous things where he wanted to play through it and our doctors said he could play through it, general manager Bob Quinn saidin January (). "He showed a lot of toughne s. Thats a credit to him. Thats one thing Ill never, ever question. This guy loves football, hes competitive, hes talented. We need to do a better job of putting better players around him and scheming up things Harrison Smith Women Jersey better to use his talent.

The Lions finished the regular season with a 6-10 record,mi sing the playoffsfor the seventh time in Stafford's10-year career with Detroit.

 

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