Matthew Stafford will be listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.
The quarterback missed practice earlier this week after entering concussion protocol. Although he is expected to practice on a limited basis Friday, the concussion wasn’t diagnosed until Tuesday, so he may be sidelined for a while.
When it comes to Stafford, coach Sean McVay said Friday that the decision could last until 90 minutes before kickoff, because “when you’ve got a veteran player like him, you’re not about to risk anything… We won’t be skipping any steps, so that shouldn’t be misunderstood. However, I think it would be silly for me to exclude him.”
A neurologists would have to clear the quarterback before he could return to the field.
Since Detroit’s 2019 season, Stafford hasn’t missed a game.
John Wolford could be in line to start if the Super Bowl-winning quarterback isn’t cleared for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. Wolford has made one regular-season start in his career, in Week 17 against Arizona in 2020.
As McVay’s offense struggles to turn the season around after a 3-5 start, not having Stafford would be another blow.
In addition, Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is questionable with a hamstring injury. If he cannot go, veteran backup Colt McCoy will start.