Burleson is expected to be on sidelines with his teammates this weekend when they take on the Bears.
The Lions haven’t placed Burleson on injured reserve, which is an indication that they hope to have him back later on in the season.
Burleson will almost certainly miss over a month recovering from a broken arm, but it appears as though the Lions aren’t willing to close the door Burleson possibly returning at a later point in the season.
- Burleson will need to undergo surgery on his broken arm and could be done for the season.
Burleson was was distracted by pizza falling off his front seat and lost control of his car, according to Michigan State Police. Burleson ended up striking the center median wall.
Burleson actually leads the Lions with 19 catches this season, so this is clearly a setback for an already thin group of receivers in Detroit. Second year WR Ryan Broyles will take over for Burleson as the team’s slot receiver, but they’ll probably need to add another receiver at some point in time.