Detroit Lions have had a bizarre week and it could have got worse on Thursday when Matt Stafford escaped injury after a bridge collapsed.
Stafford was driving on his way to the Lions’ facility for practice when a bridge collapsed on the road that he was driving along.
Luckily Stafford was not close enough to the incident to suffer any injury, but had he been any quicker on his way to work he could have been caught under the bridge. One driver has been killed as a result of the collapse, meaning all who were driving along were lucky not to sustain injury.
Reports confirmed Stafford is fine, with the whole incident bringing an end to a bizarre week for the Lions in style.
“At least one person was injured, but all reports indicate that Stafford was fine. A Lions team employee came to pick up Stafford, who left his car — like others did — at the scene while police helped clean up the scene,” reported Yahoo Sports.
This latest incident comes on the heels of two particularly bizarre injuries that the Lions have suffered in the last week. Linebacker Stephen Tulloch sustained the most embarrassing of the recent injuries after he tore his ACL after landing awkwardly during a sack celebration. And tight end Joseph Fauria also added to the bad luck that the Lions are having when he suffered an ankle injury at home in what was described as an “innocent” injury by Lions’ head coach Jim Caldwell.
Let us not forget the craziness of last year as well. Just under a year ago, former Lions wideout Nate Burleson broke his arm after crashing his SUV while trying to save pizzas from falling over in his car.
For all their bad luck, the Detroit Lions have started the new season in good form. An impressive home win against the Green Bay Packers showed how they can dominate on defense as well as in the air with QB Stafford, and they will have to be at their best on Sunday when they travel on the road to face the always stout defense of the New York Jets.