Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 10/23/14
ALLEN PARK, Mich. Ryan Broyles is down again, and Titus Young is out again. Earlier in the season, the Detroit Lions secondary was besieged by misfortune. Now its the receiving corps thats taking all the hits. Broyles, a second-round pick this year out of Oklahoma, will undergo reconstructive surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and miss the remainder of the season, coach Jim Schwartz announced Monday. Broyles was injured in the first quarter of Sundays 35-33 heartbreaker against Indianapolis, the Lions fourth straight loss. Young, meanwhile, has been told by Schwartz for the second time in two weeks to stay away from the team for disciplinary reasons. Young, a second-round pick in 2011 out of Boise State, has been inactive the last two games because of his bad attitude. All of this comes after Nate Burleson, the teams No. 2 receiver, suffered a season-ending broken leg six weeks ago. For Broyles, its the second ACL injury in as many seasons. Just over a year ago, he needed the same type of surgery on his left knee. At least two Lions -- tight end Brandon Pettigrew and defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch -- have come back from torn ACLs in both knees during their football careers. Ryans a real hard-working player, Schwartz said. He did a great job with his rehab last time. It will be a bump in the road for him but it wont be something that he cant overcome. Broyles wasnt available for comment but he tweeted Monday afternoon that he will be back at it next year! Youngs future with the Lions doesnt look nearly as good. He returned to practice last week, held an awkward interview with the media Friday in which he showed no remorse for his actions and now appears to be in danger of getting cut at any moment. Hes not with the team right now, Schwartz said. If I have any further updates, Ill let you guys know. As for whether Young is finished as a Lion, Schwartz said, I cant predict what the futures going to hold. The coaches, players and entire organization clearly are fed up with Youngs antics. I certainly believe in second chances, Schwartz said. Theres no greater story in the NFL or in professional sports than redemption and people that overcome situations. I think we all hold out hope that guys can do that. But you need to make the most of the opportunities you have. When you do get a second chance and youre welcomed back, you have to do everything to take advantage of that opportunity. I think in this case, that didnt happen. Asked if Young will continue to be paid during his absence, Schwartz said, "Ill have a comment on that when we get to that situation." Mike Thomas, who was acquired from Jacksonville in a trade following Burlesons injury, has quickly moved up the depth chart to No. 2 behind Calvin Johnson. The other receivers on the roster include Brian Robiskie and Kassim Osgood. Robiskie, signed as a free agent in late October, has been inactive the last four games. Osgood is one of the teams top special-teams players, but he's been rarely used on offense. Were going to need to make some roster additions, for sure, Schwartz said. Well explore all those over the next couple of days. EXTRA POINTS Schwartz disagreed with Colts offensive guard Mike McGlynns accusation that defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and other Lions celebrated when offensive tackle Winston Justice was down on the field with an injury. Justice apparently suffered a concussion when he got blocked by Suh during an interception return in the fourth quarter. Were excited about it, Schwartz said, referring to the interception. I dont think anybodys reveling in anybody being injured or anything like that. Defensive tackle Nick Fairley wasnt in the game during the final drive because of a thigh injury. Schwartz said that Fairley likely will be limited in practice this week. ... The Lions are headed toward a top-10 NFL Draft pick, possibly top-5 if they lose their final four games and finish 4-12. Theyre now 14-14 since the start of last season, 9-14 since the 5-0 start a year ago. Detroits eight losses this season have come by an average of 5.4 points. Suh has 20 quarterback disruptions in the last two games (one sack, seven hits and 12 hurries), according to Pro Football Focus.
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