Burleson Hurt 9/25/13
ALLEN PARK, Mich. - Authorities say Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson broke his arm in a single-car accident early Tuesday after he reached over to keep two pizza boxes from falling off the front passenger seat.
Burleson's car hit a center median wall on a highway in suburban Detroit and he was taken to a hospital. Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw said alcohol wasn't a factor in the crash at 2:25 a.m.
Coach Jim Schwartz stopped short of writing off the rest of Burleson's season, but surgery is scheduled for Wednesday.
Burleson has a team-high 19 catches and his 239 yards receiving trail only teammate Calvin Johnson this season.