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Matthew Stafford placed on injured reserve, ending his season

Matthew Stafford injury
Posted at 4:25 PM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 18:23:41-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Matthew Stafford's season is over. The Detroit Lions have placed Stafford on injured reserve, Head Coach Matt Patricia announced Tuesday.

The move comes six weeks after Stafford suffered broken bones in his back on Nov. 3. He hasn't played since that game, missing his first start in 136 games.

Before the injury, Stafford had thrown for 2,499 yards and 19 touchdowns with five interceptions. The team is 3-4-1 since he was injured.