Lions’ Stafford questionable for Bucs because of ailing hand

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2017, file photo, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws to a receiver in the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Baltimore. Stafford was expected to test three banged-up fingers on his throwing hand in practice in the hopes of playing Sunday at Tampa Bay. Stafford’s right hand was stepped on in his last game, a loss at Baltimore that knocked him out of the game and put his team’s playoff outlook in peril. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford is questionable for Sunday’s game at Tampa Bay because of his injured throwing hand. He has not missed a start since the 2010 season.

According to the team’s injury report, Stafford was limited at practice Friday. His right hand was stepped on during last week’s loss at Baltimore.

Detroit has ruled out tackle Rick Wagner for this weekend because of an ankle injury. Also questionable are: Running back Ameer Abdullah (neck), cornerback Jamal Agnew (knee), defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (ankle), tackle Emmett Cleary (ankle), guard T.J Lang (foot), tackle Corey Robinson (foot), punter Sam Martin (foot), center Travis Swanson (knee) and defensive end Cornelius Washington (shoulder).

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