Sports
6:48 am
Thu October 8, 2009

Lions QB Stafford misses practice with knee injury

ALLEN PARK, MI – Matthew Stafford was held out of practice Wednesday by the Detroit Lions because of his injured right knee.

The Lions chose to not say anything more than that.

Detroit coach Jim Schwartz replied, 'We'll see on Sunday,' when told the Pittsburgh Steelers said they expected to face Stafford.

Daunte Culpepper took snaps with the first-string offense while Stafford watched, wearing a red No. 9 jersey, a Tigers cap, black shorts and shoes.

Stafford, the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, had his right knee twisted on a sack in Sunday's loss at Chicago. He wasn't in the locker room Monday or Wednesday when it was open for the media, but told reporters after the Bears game that he hurt the same knee in high school.