Stafford nearly never misses time and has been an iron man in the league since an injury riddled 2010 season after his first year in the league. He is dealing with fractures in his back, according to reports, and doctors won't clear him to play.
Below is everything you need to know about Stafford's injury, including a chronology of your injury updates and when Lions could return you to the lineup. He's been an alternate before and has been invited in other years, but it would be huge for the Lions to be able to get Stafford back in the game for his own confidence and his career if he can make it outright. Driskel does have starting experience, having logged nine games under center with the Bengals last season during which he generated a 6:2 TD:INT and threw for 1,003 yards overall. The NFC West is the only division that has seen all four of its teams start the same quarterback in every game. According to ESPN, the game was nearly lost at the Lions' house against the Chiefs in Week 4 due to back pain. "I'm not really anxious about that".More news: Danny Murphy highlights surprise Chelsea star for praise after Crystal Palace win
Stafford was limited all week in practice and is officially listed as questionable, but he said Thursday that he's "fine" and would be "good to go" against the Bears.
ESPN reported Stafford's injury would keep him sidelined up to three weeks, though he was being considered week-to-week.More news: Thousands gather to honour the fallen — Remembrance Sunday
November 9: ESPN reports Stafford is being told not to play against the Bears, but the QB wants to play through the pain of the back injury.More news: US needs to follow up with message to killers