Update on injuries to Lions LB Follett, QB Hill

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 6 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Lions LB Zack Follett will be hospitalized overnight but there is no evidence of a fracture in his spine. The Lions announced late Sunday night that both the MRI and CT tests performed on Follett were negtaive. The Lions' statement: "Zack is resting comfortably and has feeling and movement in all of his extremities. He will continue to be monitored throughout the evening. We expect no further updates until Monday."

Follett was hospitalized after a helmet-to-helmet hit with a Giants player while covering a kickoff return in the fourth quarter. Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Follett was conscious and has movement in his limbs.

Follett lay on the field for about five minutes before being placed on a stretcher and carted off the field.

Lions QB Shaun Hill has a fracture in his left (non-throwing) forearm, Schwartz said after the game. Hill was hit by Giants DT Barry Cofield and replaced by Drew Stanton.

Lions QB Matthew Stafford was the No. 3 QB Sunday and should be ready to return to the starting role in Week Eight, following the team's bye week.