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Nate Burleson breaks arm in car accident early Tuesday morning

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

Nate Burleson (right) suffered a broken arm early Tuesday morning.
Nate Burleson suffered a broken arm early Tuesday morning. (USATSI)

The Lions offense is really clicking this season but it keeps being derailed by injury. The latest nightmare news is that Nate Burleson, the Lions No. 2 wideout, is likely to miss the year after breaking his arm during a car accident.

Burleson, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, broke his arm in two places during the accident on early Tuesday morning and is prepared to go under the knife.

"We will provide appropriate updates when more information on Burleson's condition becomes available," the Lions said in a statement.

Police have confirmed that alcohol was not involved in Burleson's accident.

Burleson's game in Week 3's victory over the Redskins was his most productive since Detroit signed him, catching six passes for 116 yards.

With Burleson out, expect the Lions to turn to Ryan Broyles as their No. 2 weapon. Broyles has had multiple ACL injuries in the past few years.

Detroit is 2-1 early in the season and has looked good. But with Reggie Bush dealing with injury and now Burleson going down, it's fair to wonder just how many hits the Lions' offense can take. Having Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson always helps, but the Lions aren't necessarily at their best when they become one-dimensional.

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