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QB Culpepper to start in place of injured Orlovsky

Updated: November 7, 2008, 11:12 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Detroit Lions quarterback Dan Orlovsky has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Jaguars paving the way for the Daunte Culpepper era to begin.

Orlovsky has two fractures and a torn ligament in his right thumb. He will visit another specialist next week to determine whether he will need surgery. He said he remains hopeful he will be able to return later in the season.

Culpepper, who was signed on Monday and has taken 80 percent of the snaps with the first-string offense this ...

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