Matthew Stafford's status uncertain due to hand injury

Matthew Stafford's status uncertain due to hand injury

Matthew Stafford's status uncertain due to hand injury

As of right now, Lions head coach Jim Caldwell was non-committal on his status for this weekend, according to Lions writer Tori Petry.

"We'll see what he can do as the week goes on" is the last thing anyone trying to predict the game wants to hear - but for Lions fans, it's much better than Stafford being ruled out. Today, Caldwell was a little more cautious, saying that Stafford's injury is "not insignificant", and he's "not out of the woods, yet". That's not the case.

After initial fears that he may have fractured a bone in his hand, X-rays came back negative for Stafford and he was diagnosed with just a bruise. Rudock completed three of five passes for 24 yards and an interception against the Ravens and has appeared in three games this season.

Stafford, who played his college football at the University of Georgia, was originally selected by Detroit with the first overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Since then, Stafford has been up and down, but he is coming off of two strong seasons which saw him post passer ratings of 97 and 93.3, respectively.