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Lions WR Nate Burleson breaks arm in a one-car wreck

On September 24th, 2013 at 1:47 pm EST

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson was injured in a one-car accident early Tuesday morning. He was trying to keep two pizza boxes from falling off the front passenger seat when he crashed.

In the accident, he broke his arm after his car hit the center median wall on a highway near Detroit. He was taken to a local hospital by ambulance after the crash.

Nate Burleson (Getty Images)

Nate Burleson (Getty Images)

The accident happened at 2:25 am, which makes one wonder who was open at that time of night when usually they close between 10 pm to midnight. And Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw has said that alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

He will get surgery today and will miss an indefinite about of time.

He was leading the team with 19 receptions, including 10 first downs. And he had 239 receiving yards, which only trails his teammate Calvin Johnson.

He had six receptions for 116 yards on Sunday in the Lions win over the Washington Redskins in Washington, D.C. That was the highest yardage total he’s had in a game since the 2007 season.

He signed with the Lions in 2010 to help complement  Johnson. And when he has been healthy, he has complemented Johnson.

But he has been injured since signing with the Lions. He broke his right leg at the Chicago Bears and missed the final 10 games of last season.

With Burleson out, the Lions are going to have to count on second-year wide receiver Ryan Broyles as they take on the Bears on Sunday. Broyles had three receptions for 34 yards on Sunday.

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