Matthew Stafford on Week 2: 'I'll be good to go'

Matthew Stafford didn't say he's healthy, but promises he'll be ready.

The Lions quarterback didn't quite look the same after taking a hit from Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram on Detroit's first series of the second half on Sunday. He finished the game with a sleeve on his throwing arm and was unable to lead the Lions back in a 33-28 loss.

On Monday, Stafford was spotted with a large wrap and ice around his throwing elbow. He told the Detroit Free Press that he'll be ready for the Lions' Week 2 matchup against the Vikings.

"I'll be good to go," he said.

After a string of injuries to start his career, Stafford has become a model of durability for the Lions. The one-time Pro Bowler has made 67 consecutive starts, including the playoffs.

"Anytime you take a hit like that that's sort of unexpected and gets you from the (front) side like that, obviously, it's going to disrupt you a little bit and he hit him pretty flush," said Lions coach Jim Caldwell. "But he's a tough guy and he was able to bounce back and come back strong enough to lead us down the field and score and put us in position if we get an onside kick to maybe go and tie the thing up. So he bounced back. Tough guy."

Stafford's arm strength didn't appear noticeably worse after the Ingram hit, though it's easy to draw a line Before Ingram and After Ingram in relation to Detroit's offensive prowess. Consider this a subplot to watch.

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