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Dre Stanton's injury status (1 Viewer)

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Not that it really matters since he isn't likely to play in any case, but Stanton's injury status is as clear as mud to me.

1. Stanton threw passes Wednesday (Rotoworld) Drew Stanton (sprained thumb) threw passes during practice on Wednesday. Analysis: The Detroit News reports Stanton's passes "looked sharp." He's hoping to return in three weeks. 23 hours

2. Lions | Stanton out at least Week 2 (KFFL) Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions QB Drew Stanton (thumb) is out at least Week 2 with a sprained thumb. 3 days

3. Lions | Week 1 Inactives (KFFL) The Detroit Lions have declared DL Andre Fluellen, QB Drew Stanton, LB Gilbert Gardner, DL Ikaika Alama-Francis, DL Landon Cohen, OL Manuel Ramirez, CB Ramzee Robinson inactive for Week 1. 4 days

4. Lions | Stanton probable for Week 1 (KFFL) Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions QB Drew Stanton (thumb) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as probable for Week 1 and may be the team's No. 3 quarterback. 6 days

5. Lions | Stanton out for Week 1 (KFFL) Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions QB Drew Stanton (thumb) will not play Week 1. He will be out until at least Week 2. 7 days

6. Lions | Stanton held out of game Saturday (KFFL) Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions QB Drew Stanton (thumb) was held out of the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23. 18 days

7. Lions | Stanton injury update (KFFL) Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions QB Drew Stanton (thumb) is expected to have a cast on his injured right thumb for four weeks. His thumb does not need surgery, but it needs to be immobilized fo... (More) 19 days

8. Drew Stanton (RotoWire) Stanton has a sprained right thumb and will likely be in a cast for four weeks, the Detroit Free Press reports. Analysis: Stanton will miss important developmental time for the second consecutive year (he suffered a season-ending knee injury just three days into train... (More) 20 days

9. Lions | Stanton injury update (KFFL) The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions QB Drew Stanton (thumb) is expected to miss the first two games of the regular season with a sprained thumb suffered during practice Thursday, Aug. 21. 20 days

10. Stanton out four weeks with injured thum... (Rotoworld) Drew Stanton is out four weeks after banging his thumb on a teammate's shoulder pad during practice on Thursday. Analysis: Stanton didn't fracture anything, but doctors immobilized the finger with a precautionary cast that... (More) 20 days

11. Lions | Stanton suffers injury during practice Thursday (KFFL) Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions QB Drew Stanton (thumb) hit his thumb off a helmet during practice Thursday, Aug. 21, and had it wrapped in ice after practice. He said he underwent X-rays and does not believe it is... (More) 21 days

12. Drew Stanton (RotoWire) Stanton injured his thumb Thursday after hitting it on a helmet, but he expects to play Saturday against Cleveland, MLive.com reports. Analysis: X-rays on the thumb suggested that there was no break, but the second-year QB will undergo more tests Thursday. Stanton is t... (More) 21 days

13. Stanton dings thumb (Rotoworld) Lions No. 3 quarterback Drew Stanton banged his right thumb on a helmet during Thursday's morning practice. Analysis: He had X-rays on it and is fine. Stanton has faced backup defenders, but the big-armed 2007 second-roun... (More)

So basically we have:

Injured, but "fine" three weeks ago. No breaks, not serious. OK.

Then... a day later, he's in a cast and expected to miss four weeks and the first two games. OK.

Then, a week ago, he's definitely out for week 1, but a couple of hours later is listed as "probable". OK??

Couple of days later right before the game, he's OUT again. OK.

Then, a couple of days ago, he's "out at least week two with the thumb". OK.

Finally, a day ago, he's throwing in practice, and "looks sharp", but is "hoping to return in three weeks". Alright, WTF... He's throwing with the thumb, and was PROBABLE in week #1 at one point, but now he's "hoping" to return in three weeks?

Again, I realize none of this really matters all that much since he's a backup at best, but this is ridiculous.

 
Not that it really matters since he isn't likely to play in any case, but Stanton's injury status is as clear as mud to me.

4. Lions | Stanton probable for Week 1 (KFFL) Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions QB Drew Stanton (thumb) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as probable for Week 1 and may be the team's No. 3 quarterback. 6 days

So basically we have:

Injured, but "fine" three weeks ago. No breaks, not serious. OK.

Then... a day later, he's in a cast and expected to miss four weeks and the first two games. OK.

Then, a week ago, he's definitely out for week 1, but a couple of hours later is listed as "probable". OK??

Couple of days later right before the game, he's OUT again. OK.

Then, a couple of days ago, he's "out at least week two with the thumb". OK.

Finally, a day ago, he's throwing in practice, and "looks sharp", but is "hoping to return in three weeks". Alright, WTF... He's throwing with the thumb, and was PROBABLE in week #1 at one point, but now he's "hoping" to return in three weeks?

Again, I realize none of this really matters all that much since he's a backup at best, but this is ridiculous.
To straighten this out, first, the bolded part. They thought Stanton was fine at first, but mind you, this was before they did any tests. It was preliminary (right after the game). Once they did a further examination and more tests, they found that his injury was more serious that they originally thought. That happens all the time and is not an issue as far as I'm concerned. The other part is where KFFL reported Stanton as probable for week 1. Stanton was never listed as probable for week 1. KFFL messed that one up because nobody here reported that. It has been well known since his injury that he would not play in week 1.

Hope that clears this up.

 
Not that it really matters since he isn't likely to play in any case, but Stanton's injury status is as clear as mud to me.

4. Lions | Stanton probable for Week 1 (KFFL) Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions QB Drew Stanton (thumb) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as probable for Week 1 and may be the team's No. 3 quarterback. 6 days

So basically we have:

Injured, but "fine" three weeks ago. No breaks, not serious. OK.

Then... a day later, he's in a cast and expected to miss four weeks and the first two games. OK.

Then, a week ago, he's definitely out for week 1, but a couple of hours later is listed as "probable". OK??

Couple of days later right before the game, he's OUT again. OK.

Then, a couple of days ago, he's "out at least week two with the thumb". OK.

Finally, a day ago, he's throwing in practice, and "looks sharp", but is "hoping to return in three weeks". Alright, WTF... He's throwing with the thumb, and was PROBABLE in week #1 at one point, but now he's "hoping" to return in three weeks?

Again, I realize none of this really matters all that much since he's a backup at best, but this is ridiculous.
To straighten this out, first, the bolded part. They thought Stanton was fine at first, but mind you, this was before they did any tests. It was preliminary (right after the game). Once they did a further examination and more tests, they found that his injury was more serious that they originally thought. That happens all the time and is not an issue as far as I'm concerned. The other part is where KFFL reported Stanton as probable for week 1. Stanton was never listed as probable for week 1. KFFL messed that one up because nobody here reported that. It has been well known since his injury that he would not play in week 1.

Hope that clears this up.
That makes sense, and I agree the first part isn't unusual by itself. What that doesn't explain is why a guy who is throwing the ball with the thumb right now and "looking sharp" wouldn't be ready to go well before three weeks rather than "hoping" to be ready in three weeks.At no point, even after they tests did anyone predict this was a 6 or 7 week injury. I know injuries linger sometimes, but I find it odd given that an injury initially predicted to be nothing, then a 4 week deal, is now something he hopes he can play with after 6 or 7 weeks, even though he's throwing with it right now.

It would make more sense if you read the latest blurb as he's hoping to be available for "week 3" rather than "hoping to return in three weeks".

 
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