Stafford limps off after Lions' loss with right leg injury

Things ended poorly for the Detroit Lions in Sunday's home loss to the Atlanta Falcons in more ways than one.

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford limped off the field following his final incompletion on the team's last series with a lower right leg injury. What isn't yet clear is what exactly Stafford injured. Lions coach Jim Schwartz said the team was taking a look at Stafford's ankle and knee.

"We'll see where he's at next week," Schwartz offered. "He had to buy time on that play and he ended taking a hit on that play."

Stafford didn't exactly add any clarity to the situation, telling the team's official website he "couldn't really tell" what his injury was.

"The guy (linebacker Curtis Lofton) fell on me a little bit awkward," Stafford said after the game. "I'm moving around okay right now -- so we'll see."

Stafford was injured on the Lions' final offensive play when he rolled to his left and Lofton landed on the quarterback's right ankle. Stafford limped off the field and to the team's bench, where his ankle was taped in the event the Lions got the ball back.

According to, Stafford still had a noticeable limp after the game and expected to get X-rays on the leg.

Stafford said he "was going to give it a try" had the Lions got the ball back.

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