Stafford back at practice; but no Houston, Bentley or Smith

Posted by ttwentyman on August 27, 2012 – 4:14 pm

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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2 Responses to “Stafford back at practice; but no Houston, Bentley or Smith”

  1. By Soulman45 on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    It always good to see the players retuning to duty.
    The team got to get ready for the season the last preseason game mean nothing to the starters we know will start. this is about the last 7.

  2. By Mark Armstrong on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    Mikel—- Let the beast out— Answer your and everyone else’s big question,
    Am I a good RB?— Answer. YA DADDY YOU ARE! Add your name to some of the best from this team.

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