Although the knee injury has kept the Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford out of practice Wednesday, coach Jim Schwartz still insisted that it was not necessary to rule Stafford out for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
When Schwartz was told that the Steelers had said they expected to face Stafford, the coach replied, `We’ll see on Sunday.’ And during the practice, Daunte Culpepper took snaps with the first-string offense, while Stafford was watching in his red No. 9 lions jersey. He looked as good as he was in the preseason.
The No. 1 pick in the NFL draft twisted his right knee on a sack in Sunday’s loss at Chicago. After the game, he told reporters that he hurt the same knee in high school. He won the starting job at quarterback over Culpepper as the latter went to have a surgery on his foot after the team’s third exhibition game.