CHICAGO (WXYZ) — Detroit Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford is one of the toughest players in the NFL, so much so that he has started in 136 straight games.
That's the second-longest active streak by a QB in the NFL behind Phillip Rivers.
That streak will now end as Stafford won’t start Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears due to a back injury.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Stafford fractured bones in his back and will keep him out this week and could be for the next three weeks.
Lions’ QB Matthew Stafford is being told by some not to play Sunday in Chicago because of a back injury that has left him questionable, but he is hoping to try to play through the pain, per sources. No decision is likely until pregame warmups.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 10, 2019