Detroit Lions = Chicago Cubs
Odd story from the Freep on how Daunte Culpepper got injured. At home. Stubbing his toe. On Carpet?
Daunte Culpepper needed eight stitches to repair a cut foot after he stubbed it on a carpet at home Saturday night. Drew Stanton needed an MRI after a knee swelled Sunday and Monday.
That left the Lions with one healthy quarterback for practice Monday: rookie Matthew Stafford, the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft who is competing with Culpepper for the starting job.
“We put an ad on Craig’s List for a quarterback today for practice, but nobody answered, so we had to go with one quarterback all practice,” said coach Jim Schwartz, who cut the workout short to save wear and tear on Stafford.
Culpepper declined to comment as he walked off the field after practice. He wore regular shoes and walked normally, though slowly.
Schwartz said Culpepper “sort of stubbed” his foot on some carpet at home, tearing the skin near his middle toes.
How do you stub your toes on carpet? Playing video games? Only a Detroit Lion would know.