Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson will undergo surgery on Tuesday, after he broke his arm in two places in a one-car accident.
The Lions confirmed the accident in a statement, “Nate Burleson was involved in a one-car accident overnight, Burleson suffered a broken arm and will undergo surgery today. Police confirm there was no alcohol involved.”
According to the police report, the accident occurred on westbound I-696 after Burleson reached for a slice of pizza and lost control of the vehicle. “I was trying to catch an object that was falling off his seat.” Burleson told police.
Burleson was returning home after watching Monday Night Football with his teammates and stressed that he hadn’t been drinking.
That means the Lions will be without their No. 2 receiver when they host the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Burleson went for 116 yards with six passes in the Lion’s first-ever win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
The Lions will surely miss Burleson while he is out.