Lions fans can rest easy, quarterback Matthew Stafford was back on the practice field Monday and seemingly feeling no effects of a left-hand injury that forced him to leave Saturday’s preseason game in Oakland in the second quarter.
Stafford participated in the portion of practice open to the media Monday afternoon and did not have his non-throwing hand wrapped or taped.
“I think what would have happened in a regular season game is right after it happened I would have run up for x-rays and if they said they were negative I would have come back in the game,” Stafford said after the game Saturday. “It feels okay right now; it feels fine really. Just scary looking down to your hand swelling up by the second.”
Stafford wasn’t the only Lions starter to leave Saturday’s game due to injury. Running back Kevin Smith (ankle) and cornerbacks Chris Houston (ankle) and Bill Bentley (shoulder) also left. All three of those players did not practice Monday.
Also missing practice were: receiver Calvin Johnson, linebacker Stephen Tulloch, linebacker Travis Lewis, defensive tackle Andre Fluellen, tight end Brandon Pettigrew and safety John Wendling.
Running back and kick returner Stefan Logan participated in the open portion of practice for the first time since injuring his ankle the second week of the preseason in a victory over the Ravens.
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