Nate Burleson’s best season as a Seahawk isn’t ending well.
Seattle’s leading receiver revealed Tuesday on KJR (950 AM) that he suffered a high ankle sprain during Sunday’s loss to the Texans. Burleson in a walking boot and it’s unclear if he’ll be able to return this season.
A high ankle sprain can keep a player out anywhere from 2-6 weeks depending on the severity.
Acquired in 2006 as a restricted free agent when Vikings/Seahawks poison pills were all the rage, Burleson has mostly been a disappointment. He missed nearly all of 2008 with a torn ACL and combined for only 886 receiving yards in 2006-2007.
Burleson was on pace to top 1,000 yards this season for the first time since he broke on the scene as Randy Moss’ sidekick in Minnesota. He’s due $3.25 million next season, but the salary is voidable.
Perhaps the time off will allow Burleson to work on his rap skills. (Skip to 4:20 of the video.)