Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz began his weekly news conference Monday saying he’s even “more ticked off” with his team’s 48-24 loss to the Chicago Bears than he was 24 hours ago. Schwartz is no doubt also less than thrilled his starting quarterback left that game with a knee injury.
Schwartz offered a brief update on the status of injured QB Matthew Stafford, who sources have told NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora is believed to possibly have a dislocated right kneecap. Schwartz refused to say the kneecap was dislocated, but said he considers Stafford “day to day” and he would know more on Wednesday. At this point, Schwartz isn’t ruling Stafford out yet for this week.
Schwartz indicated Stafford had finished testing on the injury, and his availability depends on how the knee responds. He declined to rule that if Stafford didn’t meet practice standards during the week he wouldn’t be allowed to play.
“Every situation is a little bit different. Every position is a little bit different,” Schwartz said. “Quarterback is probably a little bit different than all of these. He’s a young player, he needs more reps, he needs to see things. I wouldn’t want to put that set of rules out there beforehand.”
Stafford was injured during the fourth quarter when he twisted his right knee while being sacked for an 11-yard loss by Bears DE Adewale Ogunleye. He completed 24 of 36 passes for 296 yards with one touchdown and one interception before leaving his fourth career NFL start.