6:23 PM ET
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said any decision on whether or not he’ll play against the Minnesota Vikings in Sunday’s season finale will be based on his health after he injured his right ankle on the first series of Saturday’s loss to Tampa Bay.
It’s Stafford’s third significant injury of the season. He has already been playing with a rib cartilage injury and an injured right thumb, which he said as of now he doesn’t believe will require surgery after the season.
“If the rest of me, if I’m good, I want to be out there. I want to play,” Stafford said. “Do everything I can to try and get there towards the end of the week and kind of have to figure it out, how it goes day-to-day, how it responds to treatment, all of that.
“But hopefully I can get it good enough to go and be out there.”
Stafford finished the drive and then had his ankle re-taped on the sidelines. Stafford said the ankle “rolled over the outside pretty aggressively there for a second,” and he thought he had maybe stepped on Buccaneers linebacker Devin White‘s foot.
Stafford tried to put pressure