According to Birkett, Shaun Hill could miss the rest of the season because of a broken right index finger. He almost certainly won't start Sunday against the Chicago Bears, meaning No. 3 quarterback Drew Stanton will get his second career start.
Hill apparently suffered the injury during the Lions' 45-24 Thanksgiving Day loss to the New England Patriots. The team reconvened for practice Tuesday, but Stanton took all of the first-team repetitions. Coach Jim Schwartz would not discuss the injury with reporters.
Stanton's backup Sunday is likely to be rookie Zac Robinson, whom the Lions claimed on waivers three weeks ago.