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Matthew Stafford is dealing with a thumb injury.

The Detroit Lions quarterback has a partial tear in a ligament in his throwing hand, NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero reported on Tuesday.

The Lions still expect that Stafford will start on Sunday.

The 32-year-old quarterback threw for 276 yards and three touchdowns in Detroit’s Week 10 win over Washington. He dealt with a neck issue last week following a hit he took in Week 9 against Minnesota.

Through nine games this season, Stafford has passed for 2,403 yards and 17 touchdowns.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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