Matthew Stafford is good to go! The Detroit Lions announced that Stafford will be practicing fully today and ready to go Sunday versus the Minnesota Vikings. That noise you just heard was the collective sigh of relief from Lions fans as they were awaiting the news. The injury-prone Stafford has been the talk of the town for much of the week.
Also set to play again is Tony Scheffler. Scheffler was injured two weeks ago with a calf injury and completely sat out against the Tennessee Titans last week. His presence may be able to bolster the offense that has been lackluster in the previous two games. Scheffler may not play a huge role with scoring, but if he can hang on to the ball, he is effective at short yardage gains.
It was also announced that Corey Williams had knee surgery this week. While specific details of his injury and the type of his surgery were not released, his status is being noted as week to week. He will definitely be out against the Vikings, and then the Lions have a bye week, which would give him three weeks of recovery time.
The rest of the injured players’ statuses have not been updated yet. However, with the good news on Stafford, the rest of the injuries seem minor in comparison. His presence in Detroit could keep the home crowd’s spirits high, which in turn works to help out the players with morale and momentum.
As long as Stafford truly is healthy, coupled with the home field advantage, it will make the Lions a formidable force despite their long list of injuries.