Lions lose Nate Burleson to broken arm

Getty Images

The Lions will be without a key cog in their passing game, after an early morning car accident.

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Nate Burleson broke his arm in two places and will need surgery today.

He was involved in a single-car accident after watching last night’s game with teammates, and according to Birkett, no alcohol was involved.

Burleson was leading the Lions in receptions this year, and was coming off a six-catch, 116-yard game against the Redskins.