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Lions' Matthew Stafford insists hand injuries not an issue

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News

Detroit — Adding injury to insult, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had to deal with painful shots to both his throwing and non-throwing hands in the second half of Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. 

Stafford was left clutching his throwing hand after taking a hit from Seattle linebacker Jacob Martin early in the fourth quarter. Martin was flagged for roughing the passer on the play. 

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, walking off the field looking down at his non-throwing hand after fumbling the ball, with Seattle recovering in the fourth quarter.

Later in the fourth, after losing a fumble, Stafford was left clutching a finger on his non-throwing hand, which required a visit with a trainer on the sidelines. 

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After the game, Stafford brushed aside any concern, saying he would be fine. 

The Lions did lose one player to injury in the fourth quarter. Linebacker Christian Jones exited the game with a knee injury and didn't return. 

jdrogers@detroitnews.com

Twitter: @Justin_Rogers