Lions WR Burleson breaks arm in car accident

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Updated: September 24, 2013

Allen Park, MI (Sports Network) – Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson
was involved in a single-car accident and suffered a broken arm.

He will have surgery Wednesday.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz said Burleson broke both bones in his forearm. The
team has no plans to place him on IR.

“We’ll miss him, but we won’t miss a beat,” Schwartz said.

Police say there was no alcohol involved in the accident.

The 32-year-old Burleson has 19 catches for 239 yards in three games for the
Lions (2-1) this season. He hauled in six passes for 116 yards in Detroit’s
27-20 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Burleson was reportedly distracted when an item fell of his front passenger
seat and he hit the median on I-696. He was on his way home from watching
Monday Night Football with friends.

The Nevada product played in just six games last season after breaking his leg
versus Chicago in October.

The same surgeon will perform this surgery that performed Burleson’s leg
injury last year.