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Detroit Lions quarterback Mathew Stafford left tonight’s preseason game against the Raiders with a left hand injury, per Josh Alper of ProFootballTalk.com.
“Shaun Hill has replaced Stafford in the second quarter of their game against the Raiders after Stafford had to leave the game with a left hand injury. Stafford appeared to hit the hand on a helmet when Raiders defensive end Dave Tollefson hit him to force a third down incompletion,” wrote Alper.
Hopefully Stafford’s hand will be fine. He’s certainly one of the top up and coming quarterbacks in the league, when he’s healthy.
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The team said his return was questionable.
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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford left in the second quarter of a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders with an injury to his left, non-throwing hand.