Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford Player Overview

The Lions QB played a total of only 13 games in his first 2 NFL seasons (2009 and 2010) — due entirely to injuries to both his left and right shoulders. But he's appeared in all 16 games for 6 straight seasons. Last season, he played through a dislocated right middle finger over his final 4 games (including 1 postseason game). He’s now back to 100%, but we’ll see how the Lions protect him with LT Taylor Decker set to miss games following shoulder surgery.


Chance of Injury in 2017: question mark 10.4%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 0.7%
Projected Games missed for 2017: question mark 0.9
Durability: question mark 6

Low Risk


Matthew Stafford Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Dec 9, 2016 NFL Hand Finger Dislocation Stafford struggled with a dislocated finger on his throwing hand in week 14, but he played through it. He also had torn ligaments in his finger but he still played through it.
Sep 20, 2015 NFL Chest Rib Bruise Stafford bruised a rib against the Vikings after taking a hard hit. He got X-Rays done but played through it.
Sep 13, 2015 NFL Arm Against the Chargers, Stafford suffered from an upper arm injury on his right arm but didn't miss any game time because of it.
Oct 30, 2011 NFL Hand Finger Fracture In week 8 against the Broncos, Stafford suffered a fractured index finger on his throwing hand but didn't miss any games.
Oct 23, 2011 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 In week 7 against the Falcons, Stafford sprained his ankle but it was very minor and didn't force him to miss any games.
Nov 7, 2010 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Dislocation After taking a big hit against the Jets, Stafford suffered a dislocated shoulder requiring him to need surgery and miss the next 8 weeks.
Sep 12, 2010 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Dislocation In the game against he Bears, Stafford dislocated his shoulder. He did not need surgery but he did miss the following 5 games.
Dec 29, 2009 NFL Knee Patella Dislocation Stafford dislocated his patella and was placed on the IR but it was the end of the season so he wasn't forced to miss any games.
Dec 6, 2009 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Dislocation Stafford missed 4 games due to a shoulder dislocation after a hard hit against the Bengals.
Nov 22, 2009 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Dislocation Stafford injured his shoulder but was not constrained from playing in any games.
Oct 4, 2009 NFL Knee Patella Dislocation Stafford dislocated his patella against the bears and later reinjured his knee later in the season. He was forced to miss the next two games.