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 Nate Burleson will need surgery
on his broken right leg and could miss up to eight months with the injury he
suffered in the second half of Monday night’s loss to the Chicago Bears.
Burleson was viewed as the team’s No. two wide receiver behind
Calvin Johnson. The 31-year-old caught a career-high 73 passes last season, and
had 27 receptions for 240 yards and two touchdowns this year.
With Burleson sidelined for the remainder of the season,
Detroit will ask young wide receivers Titus Young and Ryan Broyles to step up.
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