Shaun Hill to start for Matthew Stafford

Updated: November 12, 2010, 5:49 PM ET
Associated Press

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has an appointment with well-known sports Dr. James Andrews.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz says Stafford will have his injured right shoulder evaluated Monday by Andrews in Alabama.

Schwartz says he doesn't know if a decision about Stafford's status this season will be made at that time.

Stafford separated his throwing shoulder in Week 1 and missed five games. He has played in just three games this season and aggravated the banged-up right shoulder Sunday against the New York Jets.

Shaun Hill is expected to start at Buffalo, where the Lions hope to avoid an NFL-record 25th straight setback on the road.

Stafford was out of six games last year because of injuries after being drafted No. 1 overall.


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