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.
Update: Lions head coach Jim Schwartz doesn’t believe Stafford’s injury is serious.
Jim Schwartz to WXYZ at halftime about Matthew Stafford: "He got his hand banged. We’ll see. I think he’s okay.”
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) August 26, 2012