Aug 15, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles (84) prior to a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Broyles says he will continue his NFL career


The Detroit Lions had grand ideas for wide receiver Ryan Broyles, who they hoped would be a solid complimentary piece alongside Calvin Johnson.

There was reason to believe such as Broyles looked extremely solid during his rookie campaign in 2012, hauling in two touchdowns while posting 14.1 yards per catch in limited time. But injuries have derailed the career of Broyles, who has suffered a torn left ACL, a torn right ACL, and left Achilles rupture in the past three years. Needless to say, for most, their NFL career would be over but Broyles says he plans to continue his career in 2014:

While the injuries have left his football career in limbo, Broyles, in his first public comments since his latest injury, vowed Friday he’ll play again next year.

“I’ve got great football left in me,” he told the Free Press. “I’m 25 years old right now and I see receivers playing till their 34. I just got to take it a day at a time. I’ve just got to heal up. I’ve got to get on the field when I’m 100 percent healthy. And I have not played one down in the NFL yet healthy.”

It’s certainly a lofty expectation considering the rash of injuries and how effective he’ll be remains to be seen, but we’re obviously routing for Broyles in his recovery.

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