Lions QB Matthew Stafford suffered an injury to his throwing shoulder with 15 seconds remaining in the first half. He likely will be out a couple of weeks at least, but the Lions say it's too early to tell.
"It's not fun,'' said Stafford, who had completed 11 of his 15 passes for 83 yards before getting hurt. In his 11 NFL games, Stafford now has been significantly injured for a third time. He suffered a dislocated right knee in last year's game in Chicago and also suffered an injury to his left shoulder last year.
"I worked hard to come back from the other injuries I had and I felt we were doing pretty good on offense and moving the ball well,'' Stafford said. "So it's not exactly what you want on opening day.''
Stafford didn't want to talk about any specifics of his injury.
"I knew something wasn't right, but didn't know what exactly,'' he said. "We put ice on it real quick so that numbed it up for me pretty good.''
Shaun Hill will get the starts while Stafford is sidelined, but isn't looking like a fantasy option.