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 his left and right shoulders. But he's appeared in all 16 games for 7 straight seasons. Stafford played through throwing-hand injuries each of the past 2 years: a dislocated middle finger late in 2016 and then a deep bruise in 2017. Stafford gets LT Taylor Decker and C Travis Swanson back to full health for 2018 and will likely get rookie Frank Ragnow as a new starter at G -- all of which can only help the QB's health.


Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 24.2%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 1.7%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 0.1
Durability: question mark 6

Low Risk


Matthew Stafford Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 3, 2019 NFL Back Tailbone Fracture Matthew Stafford ended his season due to fractured bones in his back in Week 9 game vs. the Raiders
Dec 9, 2016 NFL Hand Finger Dislocation Stafford also suffered torn ligaments in his finger, although it didn't cost him any games.
Oct 30, 2011 NFL Hand Finger Fracture Stafford played through a fractured right index finger.
Oct 23, 2011 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Stafford didn't miss any games with his ankle ailment.
Nov 7, 2010 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Separation Stafford re-injured his shoulder and eventually underwent surgery in January of 2011.
Sep 12, 2010 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Separation Stafford missed 5 games.
Dec 6, 2009 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Separation Stafford missed 4 games with a shoulder dislocation after a hard hit against the Bengals.
Nov 22, 2009 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Separation Stafford played the next 2 games before sitting out the final 4 with a separated shoulder.
Oct 4, 2009 NFL Knee Patella Dislocation Stafford dislocated his patella against the Bears, costing him 2 games. He had minor surgery in December of 2009.