Lions May Be Without Kitna On Sunday

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wednesday Oct. 8, 2008
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit quarterback Jon Kitna had an
MRI exam on his injured back and could miss Sunday's game at
Minnesota.

Kitna missed practice Wednesday, three days after leaving the
Lions' game against the Chicago Bears with back spasms. Coach Rod
Marinelli said he doesn't know yet whether Kitna will be available
Sunday, putting his streak of 36 consecutive starts in jeopardy.

Dan Orlovsky replaced Kitna in the third quarter -- the earliest
the fourth-year pro has come into a game -- and completed 13 of 23
passes for 97 yards with one interception in Detroit's 34-7 loss.
He and third-stringer Drew Stanton split practice time Wednesday.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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