Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is ready to resume light throwing, he said today, putting him on about the same timetable to return from a right shoulder injury as he followed earlier this year.
“Hopefully, I might try and do a little bit of light throwing this week and see how it feels,” Stafford said during his regular appearance on the “Mitch Albom Show” on WJR-AM (760).
Stafford has not played since separating his throwing shoulder just over three weeks ago, in the fourth quarter of a Nov. 7 loss to the Jets.
He missed five games and six weeks with a similar injury earlier this year and played catch in front of reporters for the first time 3 1/2 weeks after that injury.
Stafford said it’s tough to compare how he feels now with when he hurt his shoulder in September.
“I think I’ll know more, probably, by the end of this week, early next week — just kind of see how it reacts to throwing and all that kind of stuff,” he said.