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Stafford won't play, however, because of a separated right shoulder.
Stafford told the Detroit Free-Press he hopes to return this season, at some point. Stafford got some good news regarding his injury from doctors and team officials: He won't need surgery, and that means the team won't place him on injured reserve.
So it gives Stafford a chance to come back in late December.
Shaun Hill starts for the Lions on Sunday. By the way, he has a broken left forearm.