Matthew Stafford “healthy and good to go”

Josh Alper
ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford got dinged a couple of times on Monday night and left the game for one play in the third quarter, but none of the aches and pains are going to miss a game for the first time since 2010.

Stafford stayed in the game after getting kicked in the left leg and took a play off after a shot to the sternum from Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams, but said on WJR Tuesday that all is well physically heading into Week Two.

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“I’m doing OK,” Stafford said, via the Detroit Free Press. “I’m feeling healthy and good to go.”

Stafford said he felt “lucky” to avoid a more serious leg injury and needs to get the “ball out probably a little bit quicker” to avoid hits like the one he took from Williams.

Stafford was 27-of-46 for 268 yards, a touchdown and four interceptions in the 48-17 loss to the Jets. Setting injury worries aside should provide more time to focus on fixing everything else that went wrong in that outing.

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