Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did not participate in Wednesday's practice due to a strained hip he sustained near the conclusion of the team's game at Tennessee this past weekend.
Stafford injured his hip during a defensive touchdown by the Titans with 1:16 remaining in regulation of Detroit's eventual 44-41 overtime loss. He was attempting to run down Tennessee cornerback Alterraun Verner, who was in the process of returning a fumble by Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew for a 72- yard score that gave the Titans a 41-27 lead.
It's as of yet unclear if Stafford will be available to play in Detroit's Week 4 matchup with Minnesota this coming Sunday. If he cannot go, veteran backup Shaun Hill would draw the start.
Hill threw a pair of late touchdown passes against Tennessee, including a 46- yard Hail Mary-heave to Titus Young as time expired in the fourth quarter that sent the game into overtime.