Lions QB Matthew Stafford landed on his right shoulder, the same one that was separated and forced him to miss five games this season. Stafford left the game and did not return.
"He's very sore,'' Lions coach Jim Schwartz said. "He hurt his shoulder and wasn't able to finish the game. You guys know how tough he is. If he could have, he would have. We're going to take a pretty serious look at it.''
If Stafford doesn't play next week -- and that's the way it's looking at this point -- this will be the fourth injury that has forced him in miss time in 13 NFL games he's started. Stafford was not available for comment after the game.
The injury is even more critical because Detroit backup Shaun Hill, who broke his left forearm three weeks ago, still is on the mend. Hill was listed as the emergency quarterback for Sunday's game.
"I'm trying to get back as soon as possible no matter what,'' Hill said. "It's been three weeks to the day and to see that kind of healing going on already, I think it's a good sign and with another week it'll be that much better.''