The Lions are fortunate they have a wide receiver who can put up a team’s worth of stats.
Because he might be the only wide receiver left at their current rate.
The second-year wide receiver suffered an apparent torn Achilles while fair-catching a punt in the Lions wild win over the Cowboys.
“There’s a potential for [a ruptured Achilles], yes,” Lions coach Jim Schwartz said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “That’s what we’re looking at. And if he does, that would be season-ending. That would be disappointing, but let’s pray it’s not. But that’s what the initial diagnosis was.”
Broyles has suffered season-ending injuries the previous two seasons, including an ACL tear in his right knee last December, and a torn left ACL his senior year at Oklahoma.
The silver lining is that Nate Burleson could be returning soon, after his save-the-pizza car crash which resulted in a broken arm.
Burleson worked out before yesterday’s game, and said he hopes to play when the Lions return from their bye week.
But that would still leave them short on outside receivers opposite Calvin Johnson, and could make them consider making a move before tomorrow’s trade deadline.