"They will give me a day whenever they (the Lions' medical staff) feel like I am ready to throw and I will start throwing," Stafford said. "After that, we will see. I don't know what the plan will be, but it might be just to jump right back into it."
A league source told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora last week that the team expects Stafford to miss four to six weeks. Backup quarterback Shaun Hill started in last weekend's 35-32 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, and he will be under center again Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.