The Detroit Lions have announced that wide receiver Nate Burleson will be out this week against the Chicago Bears as he tries to come back from the broken forearm he suffered in a pizza related car accident. Burleson was able to practice this week, but with the advice of doctors, opted to shut it down to be sure for next week.
“I’ve been in 11 years and I know that being smart and listening to the doctors versus having that competitive stupidity behind you is the route to go,” Burleson said. “So I’m going to be smart and listen to everybody else around me.”
This comes on the heels of the news that Ezekiel Ansah is also likely to be out this week. The Lions take on the Chicago Bears potentially for control of the NFC North. The Lions won the first matchup between these two on September 29th, so if Detroit can win this game, the Bears will have to win with a better record than the Lions to make the playoffs over them.