Surgery a success for Lions’ Stafford

The Detroit Lions say quarterback Matthew Stafford has undergone

successful surgery on his right knee.

Stafford had what the Lions called minor surgery on Tuesday. He

was placed on injured reserve last week after a physical exam

revealed he wouldn’t be ready to play in Sunday’s season finale

against Chicago.

Stafford completed 201 of 377 passes for 2,267 yards with 13

touchdowns and 20 interceptions this season. He either threw or ran

for a touchdown in all 10 of his starts, including one pass in

Detroit’s 19-14 win over Washington in Week 3.

That victory ended the Lions’ 19-game losing streak, the NFL’s

second longest.