Lions QB May Need Thumb Surgery

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday Nov. 7, 2008
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit Lions starting quarterback Dan Orlovsky says he may need thumb surgery for two fractures and a torn ligament.

Orlovsky hopes to return later in the season, and coach Rod Marinelli won't say which of Detroit's remaining quarterbacks will start against Jacksonville on Sunday.

Daunte Culpepper signed a two-year deal with the winless Lions on Tuesday and then practiced the next day for the first time this year. The 31-year-old Culpepper was a three-time Pro Bowl quarterback in Minnesota before a knee injury stunted his career in 2005. Drew Stanton is in his second season in the NFL and hasn't played this year.

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