IMAGE: Matthew Stafford, Kelly Stafford

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, right, smiles while watches the Detroit Pistons play the Cleveland Cavaliers with his wife Kelly, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did not join his teammates at voluntary workouts Tuesday.

Stafford's wife, Kelly, announced earlier this month she plans to have surgery to remove a brain tumor . She posted on Instagram two days later, thanking everyone for an outpouring of support .

Center Graham Glasgow says he recently talked to Stafford, adding his family is doing well. Stafford has been at the team's training facility this off-season.

Matthew and Kelly Stafford have three children. They began dating at Georgia, where he was the star of the football team and she was a cheerleader. He was the No. 1 pick in the 2009 draft and has spent his entire career with the Lions.

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