Former UGA quarterback Matt Stafford is out for “one to three weeks” with broken bones in his back, per multiple media reports.
Stafford, 31, was listed as inactive for Detroit’s game on Sunday, with former Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel taking over the quarterback duties for the Lions.
Stafford was the No. 1 pick out of UGA in the 2009 NFL Draft by Detroit, and is in the midst of his 11th season. Entering Sunday’s game, Stafford has started 136 consecutive regular-season games, the sixth-longest streak for a quarterback in NFL history.
Stafford’s wife, Kelly (a former UGA cheerleader), posted this message about her husband on social media: