Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/24/13
Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson’s season is in jeopardy after he broke his arm in two places in a single-car accident on I-696 early this morning. Burleson who leads the Lions with 19 catches through three games is scheduled to undergo surgery later today. He was returning home from watching Monday Night Football at the time of the accident. The Lions confirmed the incident in a statement and said police say “there was no alcohol involved.” “We will provide appropriate updates when more information on Burleson’s condition becomes available” the statement reads. Burleson had his best game as a Lion in Sunday’s 27-20 win at Washington. He caught six passes for 116 yards his most since Dec. 30 2007 and helped set up the Lions’ go-ahead field goal with a 47-yard catch early in the fourth quarter. With Burleson out the Lions will turn to Ryan Broyles as their No. 1 slot receiver. A second-round pick last year Broyles is recovering from his second torn ACL in as many years and made his season debut with three catches for 34 yards Sunday. Lions coach Jim Schwartz said Broyles’ snaps were limited — he played 17 plays — against Washington as a precaution. “Every time he’s gone in the game for us he’s made plays. He did the same thing in this game” Schwartz said. “It’s hard to keep a guy on a pitch count when you’re only with 46 (active players). It’s a lot easier in a preseason game when you can control the reps. But not only was he able to do that but he was able to come back in the second half and also play for us. Every day he gets a little bit better and every day he gets a little bit more into the groove physically and mentally and things like that. It’s a long road back.
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