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Associated Press, Published September 24 2012

Lions mum on QB Stafford's leg; Detroit hosts Vikings next week

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz isn't saying much about quarterback Matthew Stafford's injured right leg.

Stafford left late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 44-41 overtime loss at Tennessee with a strained muscle, and although Shaun Hill played well in a relief role, the last thing the Lions want is a return to the days when their franchise quarterback wasn't able to stay healthy. Schwartz says he'll see how Stafford progresses through the week.

Detroit hosts the Minnesota Vikings this weekend.

Stafford was banged up as a rookie and played only 10 games, and he was limited to three the following season because of problems with his throwing shoulder.

He finally made 16 starts last season, throwing for 5,038 yards and 41 touchdowns.

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