Report: Stafford dealing with leg issues, Week 6 status unclear

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Raj Mehta / USA TODAY Sports

After suffering a hamstring injury and ankle sprain on Sunday, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will go through practice this week before determining his status against the New Orleans Saints in Week 6, a source told ESPN's Dan Graziano.

Stafford did not exit during the team's 27-24 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, completing 23-of-35 passes for 229 yards with two touchdowns. Appearing on WJR Radio in Detroit on Monday, Stafford declined to provide an update, only stating "I don't know yet. We'll see" about his status for Week 6.

Head coach Jim Caldwell told reporters to "check the report" when asked about Stafford. the Lions' first injury report of the week will come out on Wednesday. Caldwell and Stafford seem to agree that it would not be in their best interest to divulge any more information about the injury than the league mandates.

"Why would you want another team to know exactly what's going on with you if you don't have to mention it?" Stafford said Monday. "Obviously the reports come out and all that kind of stuff, and that's about as much information as we're as a team going to get out.

"There's no real win in telling everybody in America what's going on with ya, right? 'What's the positive' is how I look at it."