The Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was held out of practice Thursday with his knee injury. The absence made his status for this Sunday’s game against the Packers at Green Bay questionable.
After suffering a knee injury in the Lions Oct. 4 loss to the Chicago Bears, the No. 1 overall draft pick has missed last weekend’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. And Thursday’s practice was the third practice he has missed in four days. He took part in individual drills Wednesday and said that he would see how the knee feels after the practice. Missing Thursday’s practice may indicate that the quarterback’s knee does not feel enough to play again.
Therefore, quarterback Daunte Culpepper may continue to take over the starting job for Sunday’s game. Culpepper started last weekend’s game against the Steelers and had 282 yards passing with a touchdown and an interception in the Lions’ 28-20 loss.