Injured Stafford will be without three big weapons against Panthers


As if it wasn't bad enough that Matthew Stafford has a torn ligament in his right thumb, now he's missing three of his top weapons.

Assuming Stafford plays Sunday versus the Panthers -- he's listed as questionable after practicing in a limited capacity Thursday and Friday -- he'll be without starting receivers Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola and new starting running back D'Andre Swift.

Swift suffered a concussion sometime this week; it's not yet clear when or how it happened. He spoke to the media after practice on Wednesday, and by Thursday he was in concussion protocol.

He has several hurdles to clear before he can return to action.

Golladay seemed to be on track for a return after practicing Wednesday for the first time since sustaining a hip injury in Detroit's Week 8 loss to the Colts. But an apparent setback caused him to miss practice Thursday and Friday.

This will be Golladay's third missed game in a row. He also missed the first two games of the season due to a hamstring injury. The Lions are 1-4 this season when their top receiver has been sidelined.

Amendola is also dealing with a hip injury, which he suffered in the Lions' win over Washington last week. Detroit ruled him out for Sunday after he missed the past week of practice.