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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