Detroit Lions quarterback Shaun broke his left arm late in the first half of Sunday's 28-20 road loss to the New York Giants. Hill spent part of the second half on the sideline with his arm in a sling.
Hill was hit by Giants defensive tackle Barry Cofield on an incomplete pass to Kevin Smith. Hill immediately left the field and was replaced by Drew Stanton, who started the second half.
"Shaun Hill has a fracture in his forearm, his non-throwing arm," Lions coach Jim Schwartz said. "He wanted to go back in, but he had a hard time, no matter how we splinted it, trying to take a snap."
The Lions almost needed No. 3 quarterback Matthew Stafford, their regular starter, late in the game when Stanton was dinged. Stafford, who hasn't played since the season opener because of a shoulder injury, jogged on the field, but Stanton motioned that he was OK.
The Lions also lost linebacker Zack Follett, who was hospitalized after a violent helmet-to-helmet hit with a Giants player while covering a fourth-quarter kickoff return.
Schwartz said Follett was conscious and has movement in his limbs.
The Giants have now knocked out 4 QBs through six games -- Matt Moore, Jay Cutler, Todd Collins & now Shaun Hill.