Stafford missed Wednesday's practice to rest a sore right hip, but Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reported he "looked comfortable" and was "moving well" well during Thursday's session. McCosky expected Stafford to be limited in drills, but the passer played through more serious injuries than this in 2011.
The strength of Stafford's play rests in his arm strength. He isn't a scrambler, and the leg injury won't affect his game the way it would some of the NFL's more mobile threats. After playing the Vikings, Stafford will have two weeks to rest the leg as Detroit enters its bye week. It's Minnesota or bust for the 1-2 Lions.