"I feel good," Matthew Stafford said Wednesday, relaxing in the green room before an ESPN interview amid the hoopla of Super Bowl XLIV. "I've been lifting on my leg, working it out."
Stafford has been rehabbing in his hometown of Dallas with the same doctor who scoped his left knee in high school.
"It's still in the rehab phase, but I'm moving around, doing a lot of stuff with it," Stafford said. "It's more strength now than anything, not, 'Is the knee going to be OK?' "
Stafford said he's just working on getting his right leg in the same shape as his left. He also suffered a separated left shoulder during his rookie season, but that did not require surgery. He is expected to be ready for the start of the off-season conditioning program in March.