Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson to return in November?

Sep 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson (13) runs with ball as Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather (31) defends during the first half at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday, it was revealed that Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson was in an early morning car accident and broke his arm in two different places.

Later in the day, a report from CBS Detroit surfaced saying that pizza was involved in Burleson’s accident. Burleson was apparently trying to catch pizza that was falling and crashed into a median wall on I-696.

The Lions then issued their own statement about the situation.

Burleson underwent surgery to repair the two broken bones in his arm on Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder. The agent for Burleson, Ken Sarnoff, said the broken bones were his radius and ulna in his left forearm and that the surgery went well.

Lions head coach Jim Schwartz told reporters the team did not plan to put Burleson on injured reserve and all parties are hopeful he can return some time in November.

So far this season, Burleson has 19 catches for 239 yards. Over his 11 year career, the 71st overall pick of the 2003 NFL draft, has 437 receptions for 5,408 yards and 38 touchdowns.

Topics: Detroit Lions, Nate Burleson

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  • Paul Reinhart

    That was an expensive piece of pizza

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