Dan Orlovksy will be out at least 2 weeks with a sprained thumb. His hand is in a cast for 2 weeks and will be evaluated after that. This is poor timing as Dan was just starting to heat up at the starting QB position.
This paves the way for the Lions to evaluate Drew Stanton for a few weeks. Daunte Culpepper will be waiting in the wings, learning the system while Drew takes at least Week 10 behind center.