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Detroit Lions’ QB Matthew Stafford gives update on wife, Kelly

Matthew has always been very private about his family

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Nov 17, 2015; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford with wife Kelly Stafford during the game between the Detroit Pistons and the Cleveland Cavaliers at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

As we have learned over the 10 years Matthew Stafford has played quarterback for the Detroit Lions, he is a very private person.

But on Wednesday, Stafford joined the Mitch Albom Show on WJR-760 during the Taste of the Lions at Ford Field and he gave an update on his wife Kelly, who is home recovering from brain surgery.

From Detroit Lions:

“She’s doing good,” Stafford said. “I think she’s kind of right where the doctors want her to be at this point in her recovery.”

When asked about support from well-wishers, Stafford replied: ”I know she and I both appreciate it.”

He added that playing quarterback for the Lions for 10 years has made him more accustomed than Kelly is to being the focal point of public reaction. However, she has been more active than Matthew on social media.

“I’m a little more used to people all over either being involved or knowing what’s going on in our lives,” Stafford said. “I think for her, it was awesome, and I know she leaned on it a lot. It was great.”

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