Nate Burleson breaks arm in car accident


The Detroit Lions will be without wide receiver Nate Burleson for the next month after he broke his arm in a single-car accident Monday night.

Burleson had a big game in Week 3 catching six passes for 116 yards.

According to Dave Birkett alcohol was not involved. The incident happened on westbound I-696 near Drake in Farmington Hills, police said, when Burleson was “trying to catch an object that was falling off his seat.”


“We will provide appropriate updates when more information on Burleson’s condition becomes available,” a statement from the Detroit Lions reads.

Ryan Broyles will fill Burleson’s spot as the teams slot receiver if his legs hold up from a second torn ACL.