Matthew Stafford Not Expected to Play Against Chicago

Matthew Stafford

Getty Matthew Stafford looks on during a game in 2019

Stafford is not expected to play Sunday against the Bears, despite being listed as officially questionable for the game. That stops now. He's played through tons of injuries before so it is a surprise to see Stafford missing the game, but apparently, back fractures are preventing him from suiting up, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Below is everything you need to know about Stafford's injury, including a chronology of your injury updates and when Lions could return you to the lineup. Jeff Driskel will start in Stafford's place, and this injury certainly downgrades everyone on the Lions offense against a tough matchup.

But bear in mind, Chicago has managed to lose during its four-game skid to a Raiders team missing its top two receivers and top draft pick; New Orleans Saints club with an all-backup backfield sans National Football League passing champ Drew Brees and Pro Bowl back Alvin Kamara; Los Angeles Chargers without their top two defensive tackles and All-Pro defensive back; and last week to the Eagles, who were without future Hall of Fame LT Jason Peters. "Any player that's had to miss any amount of time, whether it's one game, a quarter, even a series from injury, they feel like, 'Okay, when I get back out here, I got to get rolling'".

"I'll be good to go", Stafford said Wednesday. However, in the week before the Bears game, Stafford was practicing through pain and telling reporters he was fine. On Sunday morning, multiple reports indicated Stafford would be inactive in Chicago.

November 10: Stafford is ruled out for the Bears game, since doctors want to perform more tests on his back.

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