If you watched Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, you saw Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford take quite the beating.
A day later, Stafford is very sore and it’s unclear whether he will be able to make the start this coming Sunday against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
On Monday, Lions head coach Jim Caldwell was asked at his weekly news conference about Stafford and whether or not he will play against the Broncos.
“We’ll see,” Caldwell said. “Like I said, he’s very, very sore, there’s no question about that. He got hit far too many times.”
Even though Stafford was only sacked one time, he was constantly being knocked to the ground. In fact, the Lions quarterback even had to have X-rays done following the game. Though the Lions are not revealing what the X-rays show at this time, Stafford is extremely sore and will be monitored as the week goes on.
“You’ll check the injury report when it comes out (Wednesday) and you’ll see where we are,” Caldwell said. “It was a tough day for him yesterday, but we’ll see where he is as the week goes on.”
If Stafford is unable to make the start against Denver, backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky would likely get the start for a Lions team in desperate need of a win.