Matthew Stafford finishes Detroit’s loss despite a leg injury

Matthew Stafford walked gingerly out of the Detroit Lions’ locker room late Sunday afternoon, clearly favoring his right leg — walking with it almost peg-legged straight after Detroit’s 27-24 loss to Carolina on Sunday.

He spent a night in the hospital after a vicious hit from Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan, who was suspended without pay for this week’s game. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson described it as “incredible” when he saw that Adams was not seriously injured.

“He can recover from those rapidly, apparently, because last year he came back and played a Thursday night game,” Nelson said. “But it’s good to have him back out there. Like we said [after the hit], his health was the most important thing. Once that’s squared away, we love to have him back. He’s back and seems to be his normal stuff, running around and talking in meetings and stuff like that.”

Said wide receiver Randall Cobb: “It was great. I’m just glad to see him walking again, more importantly. When I went to the hospital and saw him the other night, he was back to his normal self, joking around, trying to break out of the hospital. I’m just glad to see him in good health.”

There was no change in the status of running back Ty Montgomery, who remains doubtful with broken ribs, or any other players on the injury report. Starting tackles David Bakhtiari (hamstring) and Bryan Bulaga (ankle) remained questionable.
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