Head Coach Jim Schwartz announced this afternoon following practice that “barring any set back this week,” QB Shaun Hill will be the starter against the Bills.
Hill fractured his forearm against the NY Giants prior to the Lions’ bye week and was inactive against the Redskins.
Schwartz on Hill’s injury: “He’s been cleared. He was in a position last week that we kept him active as our third quarterback. We dressed him as our third quarterback. He could hand off, he could do all those different things. He wasn’t really in a position to take a hit. But he can play with a cast and another week will be good for it. That will close him right in at four weeks. The doctors feel good about that. Shaun will be ready, barring any setbacks.”
Hill says that “everything feels fine,” and is looking forward to the opportunity.
Hill: “It feels good. I’m full-go. Last weekend I had a splint that went all the way into the palm of my hand and I had no wrist mobility in it until Sunday. Since I’ve gotten the wrist back, a lot of things have changed. It had more to do with finding out where we were and getting a different splint.”
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