Stafford, Bentley and Houston injured; Lions trail 10-6 at the half

Posted by ttwentyman on August 25, 2012 – 8:49 pm

Quarterback Matthew Stafford left Saturday’s preseason game in Oakland game in the second quarter with an injury to his non-throwing hand after defensive end David Tollefson hit him after an incomplete pass on a third-and-2 play intended for Titus Young.

Stafford immediately looked at the hand on the ground and started shaking it. He was attended to on the sideline by trainers and later had a heavy wrap on the hand.

The good news – if it can be considered that – is that the injury is to Stafford’s non-throwing hand.

He was plagued by injuries his first two seasons in the league missing 19 games over that span, but played in all 17 games, including the playoffs, last season.

To make matters worse, the Lions also lost starting cornerbacks Chris Houston and Bill Bentley to injuries.

Bentley, who started the game at right cornerback, got his arm caught under a receiver while making a tackle early in the game and suffered a shoulder injury. He did not return.

Houston injured his left ankle in the second quarter and never returned. He walked very slowly to the locker room at the half.

The Lions got interceptions from defensive end Willie Young and linebacker  Stephen Tulloch in the first half, but trail 10-6 at the half.


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8 Responses to “Stafford, Bentley and Houston injured; Lions trail 10-6 at the half”

  1. By redwingliger on Aug 25, 2012 | Reply

    Not good news, and wayyyyy too many penalties NEED A LOT MORE DISCIPLINE!1 Get mended up soon boys… GO LIONS!!!

  2. By DetroitForLifeAMS on Aug 25, 2012 | Reply

    im not one to be dissapointed by preseason but almost disgusted really i loveyou guys but seriously get your head on the raiders ?? and still our attitudes ruin the game i swear you better not let this happen in the regular season its disgusting to ever see oakland step on us even in preseason. Hill wow 2 tds u gave away u forget yur still qb idc if yur a backup play like u got sum kahoonas im just disgusted u let them take a big dump on me and the city of detroit

  3. By Ed on Aug 25, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Houston? He’s only the best guy in our very questionable secondary. What’s so bad about that?

  4. By Boober on Aug 25, 2012 | Reply

    hey, you sillies… Gunther Cunningham said there were NO INJURIES ALLOWED this season for our secondary. There was an article about it. Weren’t you listening? So… on top of the physical pain, you should feel extra bad now because you didn’t do what you were told.

  5. By Howard on Aug 25, 2012 | Reply

    This team will NOT make the playoffs if they don’t learn that last year’s record doesn’t count for a thing this year. This team is staring TROUBLE in the face. They have the talent. The coaching staff better find a way to motivate them.

  6. By fred on Aug 26, 2012 | Reply

    Disappointing loss, even if it was preseason. The fact raiders, third string owned the lions was embarassing enough. But stafford is fine which is a relief…big question now is will kellen moore be cut? Coaches keep seeing big things in practice…had a good 2 min drill, but its hard to tell if he’ll get cut or not

  7. By Tom on Aug 26, 2012 | Reply

    Did the #1 draft choice play at all and if he did, how did he do?

  8. By vern huxley on Aug 26, 2012 | Reply

    PATHETIC….The attitude thing is going to be our undoing not to be confused with a so-called GREAT back up QB that was equally as PATHETIC.. Sorry man, I LOVE the LIONS but give me a break. Hill looked incompetent,and the excuses of that moron Rubic “did”nt expect to becalled to duty so soon????? I thought that preparedness was part of the game, especially at QB, again, give me a break. Hill did an ok job for us a few yrs ago, so because of that O’Hara says were in safe hands? You cannot live off your laurals, period. Shape up or get shipped the hell OUT!! Im also confused about this Moore kid..He’s certainly proven that the NFL means NOT FOR LONG, so deal with it. I LOVE the LIONS. Born a LIONS fan and will die one, but PLEASE, take off the blinders, hold players accountable and do the SP…..DO YOUR JOBS

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