The Detroit Lions announced Monday that they will place veteran LB Stephen Tulloch on season-ending injured reserve with a torn ACL.
Caldwell announced that Stephen Tulloch will be placed on injured reserve with an ACL injury.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 22, 2014
Tulloch suffered the injury while celebrating a sack on Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, so this is a very disappointing injury for him and the Lions’ defense.
“Unfortunately, I got up in celebration and it happened,” Tulloch said, per MLive.com. “But I ain’t embarrassed by nothing. We all celebrate when we make a play.”
Tulloch, 29, hasn’t missed a single game in his eight-year NFL career. He’s in the third year of his five-year, $25.5 million contract that includes $11.25 million guaranteed.
He finishes the 2014 season with 20 tackles and two sacks over the course of three games.