Matthew Stafford calls wife Kelly 'tough,' says 'she's doing a heck of a job' after brain surgery

Posted at 4:17 PM, May 21, 2019

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) — Detroit Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford spoke to the media for the firs time following his wife Kelly's brain surgery last month.

Speaking to the media on Tuesday following the team's organized team activities (OTAs), Matthew called Kelly "tough."

"She's doing a heck of a job. It's a lot to go through for anybody, especially a mother of three and a wife to somebody that ha a high-profile job like myself," he said. "She's doing a heck of a job keeping it all together."

Matthew also said that Kelly told him to get back to work.

"She was telling me to get the heck out of the house and go take care of what I needed to take care of," he added.

In early April, Kelly said she was having the surgery to remove the tumor.

Matthew also said there were some tough days after the surgery.

"Somedays Kelly had a good night, some days I was here (in Allen Park) loving it." Kelly had a bad night and I was trying to get home as fast as I can. It's been up and down, just as we kind of expected," he said.

On Monday, Kelly posted a photo of the two of them at a wedding, saying it was a goal of hers after the surgery to make it to the wedding, which was in Atlanta. She said she was struggling after the weekend but glad she made it to the wedding.