Matthew Stafford underwent additional medical testing Monday that confirmed the doctors' initial diagnosis. His throwing hand is not broken.
But it sure ain't right either.
The Detroit Lions quarterback walked into the locker room after a light walk-through Monday evening with three fingers taped on his throwing hand. The index and thumb were fine, but the others had been individually wrapped for the workout.
Stafford is expected to extend his start streak to 109 games on Sunday when Detroit faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- now third longest among active quarterbacks -- but just how well he'll play remains to be seen.
Stafford dislocated the middle finger on his right hand last year in Week 14. The story said his accuracy numbers took a big hit, including five picks in four games. Stafford added he had 'burning nerve pain' in the hand after the game. The story also said Stafford is expected to speak again on Wednesday so it may give us more of a clue as to how well he can play.