On Sunday, the Detroit Lions came from behind once again, this time to defeat the Chicago Bears 20-17 to move to 9-4 on the season.
Unfortunately for the Lions, their MVP candidate Matthew Stafford suffered an injury to the middle finger on his throwing hand and will be required to wear a glove for the remainder of the season.
Lions QB Matthew Stafford has dislocation, torn ligaments in middle finger, league source tells ESPN…. https://t.co/qTj9HEWPrA
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 11, 2016
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford suffered a PIP joint dislocation (proximal interphalangeal joint dislocation) and torn ligaments to the middle finger of his throwing hand and he will be required to play the rest of the season with a glove covering it, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The top of Stafford’s finger is now bent downwards at a 90-degree angle and he has no control over the top part of it.
Stafford injued the finger in the first quarter, yet he played the rest of the game with a glove on his right hand. Not only did he go on to complete 21 of 35 passes for 223 yards, but he also had the game-winning touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.