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Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson will miss the rest of the season after breaking his right leg during Monday night's 13-7 loss to the Chicago Bears.
Burleson was injured on a hit by Tim Jennings after a 16-yard catch in the third quarter with the Bears leading 13-0.
Losing him is a big blow for the Lions, who have lost four of five.
A starter along with Calvin Johnson, he came into the game with 224 yards receiving.
''That's tough,'' Johnson said. ''We lose a great leader, a captain on the team. Man, I hate it for him that it had to happen to him. I talked to him after the game and he said he is going to be out for some significant time. That's tough because he's an emotional leader, leads by example on the field. He helps us get our energy up so we're going to have to take that over. We got to bring it.''
The Lions lost safety Amari Spievey to a concussion on Monday.
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According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press, Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson suffered a broken leg during last night’s loss to the Bears.Rookie Ryan Broyles stepped in and played pretty well. He ended up with three catches for 51 yard and a touchdown.
Lions receiver Nate Burleson will miss the rest of the season after breaking his right leg Monday night in Detroit's 13-7 loss to the Chicago Bears. Burleson, 31, was hurt in the third quarter when he was tackled after making his only catch of the night for 16 yards. A 10th-year pro out of Nevada-Reno, Burleson finishes the year with 27 catches for 240 yards and two touchdowns...
The Detroit Lions lost their No. 3 receiver to a broken leg during Monday night’s loss to the Chicago Bears. Nate Burleson was injured after catching a 16-yard pass over the middle.On the season Burleson, 31, had caught 27 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns.Taking over for Burleson will be rookie Ryan Broyles. Broyles entered Monday’s game against the Bears in the third...
The Detroit Lions not only lost their Monday night contest
against the Chicago Bears, they lost starting wide receiver Nate Burleson for
the remainder of the season. Burleson suffered a broken leg, reports MichaelDavid Smith of ProFootballTalk.com.
Lions coach Jim Schwartz
announced at his postgame press conference that Burleson will not play again
The Detroit Lions announced earlier this week that wide
receiver Nate Burleson would miss the remainder of the season after breaking
his right leg Monday night against the Chicago Bears. The Lions have now said
that Burleson’s injury will require surgery and the wide out will miss up to
eight months, reports Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
Detroit Lions wide receiver...
After the Lions loss to the Chicago Bears 13-7 on Monday Night Football, things got worse for an already stumbling offense as Nate Burleson was lost for the season with a broken leg.
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz announced the injury to Burleson further reiterating that the veteran wide out would be out for the remainder of the year.
The injury to Burleson occurred when he landed...
Lions receiver Nate Burleson, who was taken to the locker room on a cart in Monday's game versus Chicago, will miss the remainder of the season with a broken right leg.Fantasy Spin:Titus Young and rookie Ryan Broyles will both see plenty of opportunities with Burleson gone. Broyles was certainly the better of the two Monday night, catching three balls for 51 yards and a touchdown...
Nate Burleson's 2012 season is over after he suffered a broken leg in the Detroit Lions' 13-7 loss to Chicago on Monday night. Continue reading →
The Detroit Lions are counting on three players to make up for the loss of receiver Nate Burleson.
Second-year pro Titus Young and rookie Ryan Broyles take a big step up the depth chart at receiver. And tight end Tony Scheffler should get more chances to catch passes from the slot.
''Anytime somebody goes down, someone has to step up and I just happen to be the one that...