By Ashley Scoby
Not much good news came out of the Lions’ crumbling loss to Minnesota Sunday, but the injury report was at least one bright spot.READ MORE: Gilbert Family Foundation To Announce Legal Aid Investment For Renters Facing Eviction
Quarterback Matthew Stafford continued this season’s tradition of going for X-rays after a matchup with the Vikings. During Week 2, he got his ribs and chest checked out after absorbing too many hits; on Sunday, he received X-rays on his left hand after being sacked seven times.
According to head coach Jim Caldwell, though, those X-rays were negative. Stafford said after the game that he would be fine, and that the injury didn’t affect his performance. He finished the game with tape and a glove on his hand.READ MORE: 78,000 Pounds Of Baby Formula Arrives In US
Cornerback Rashean Mathis also was injured during the game after delivering a particularly jarring blow to Adrian Peterson. Mathis left the field on his own accord, but went through concussion protocol during the game. He eventually returned, and finished with seven tackles and a pass breakup.
“It was deemed that he did not have a concussion, so he was cleared to go back into the game and he is fine today,” Caldwell said.MORE NEWS: Police Say Nearly All Power Restored In Gaylord After Tornado
Fellow cornerback Josh Wilson sat out Sunday’s game after suffering a concussion sometime last week. Caldwell, however, has refused to say when Wilson suffered his concussion, or if he returned to the game against the Bears with a head injury.