Will Yoder
Wednesday October 26th, 2011

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was able to practice after suffering an injury to his right ankle in last weekend’s 23-16 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, according to reports from ESPN.

An MRI came back clean, indicating Stafford’s ankle injury was not more severe than a sprain. The team is considering Stafford day-to-day. Backup quarterback Shaun Hill spent some time with the first team, taking snaps under center as well before Stafford took the field.

Stafford was able to participate in throwing drills and to jog in short stretches. Reports say that Stafford’s “footwork looked fine.” He may be available to start against the new Tebow-era Broncos on Oct. 30. Much of the Lions’ recent success is credited to Stafford, who helped lead his team reel off five straight victories to start the season. Stafford has thrown for 16 touchdowns and just four interceptions and nearly 2,000 yards in his seven starts this season. The Georgia product has a 95.5 passer rating.

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