When the Detroit Lions take the field this Sunday, the offense could have trouble communicating at the line of scrimmage. It turns out that Matthew Stafford is dealing with a minor illness that has affected his voice.
Detroit is coming off a much-needed win over the New York Giants last weekend. Stafford had an incredible performance, throwing for 342 yards and three touchdowns.
It's been a bounce-back season for Stafford, who is on pace to have his best year since 2015.
Stafford should be in line for another big performance against Oakland's defense, but the former No. 1 pick has been battling a cold. As a result, the franchise quarterback for the Lions has basically lost his voice.
Even though Stafford believes he'll be fine for this weekend, it's something worth monitoring. It's imperative that his teammates can clearly hear him when he's calling plays in the huddle.
Nonetheless, it'd be shocking if Stafford didn't play up to his standards this Sunday. We've seen the former Georgia star battle a plethora of injuries over the course of his career, so he'll most likely be ready to play in three days from now.
We'll find out later this afternoon if the Lions placed Stafford on the injury report.