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Nate Burleson injury: Lions WR out for season with broken leg

The Detroit Lions have lost Nate Burleson for the remainder of the regular season after suffering a broken leg against the Chicago Bears.

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Lions' Burleson says he will be ready by February

Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burlison says he will be ready for off-season workouts in February.

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Nate Burleson cleared to travel with Lions

Lions' wide receiver Nate Burleson was cleared to travel with his teammates for the rest of the year despite his leg injury.

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Burleson fires up Lions with speech from hospital

After undergoing surgery on Friday, Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson taped a speech to inspire his teammates before Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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Surgery for Lions WR Burleson

The Lions wide receiver broke his leg during the third quarter of a loss to the Bears this past Monday.

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Nate Burleson placed on IR by Lions

As expected, Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson is officially out for the remainder of the 2012 season. Burleson broke his right leg in Detroit's loss on Monday night to the Chicago Bears and was placed on injured reserve by the Lions on Wednesday.

The recovery for the injury is expected to be around eight months, which means that Burleson should be healthy come training camp in 2013. But it will be an open question whether the Lions will keep the aging Burleson, and $4.5 million salary, around for 2013.

Burleson will end the 2012 season having caught 27 passes for just 240 yards and two touchdowns for a Lions offense that has not performed up to expectations so far this season. In three years in Detroit, Burleson caught 155 balls for 1,622 yards and 11 touchdowns.

The Lions hope that receivers like Titus Young, Kassim Osgood and Ryan Broyles can help pick up the slack in the receiving core.

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Detroit signs Brian Robiskie, according to report

The Lions have signed wide receiver Brian Robiskie to replace Nate Burleson.

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Burleson to miss 8 months

It was known almost immediately when the injury happened that Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson would need surgery to repair his broken right leg, but the timetable for his return had been up in the air as the team only announced that he'd miss the rest of the regular season.

It seems that the news is worse than anticipated, unfortunately, as the Detroit Free Press has indicated that Burlesonmight be out for the next eight months for the injury and rehabilitation process.

Burleson injured his leg early in the second half of Monday night's game when he was tackled from behind by Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings. Jennings quickly caught him from behind, however, and Burleson crumbled awkwardly to the ground following the tackle. The wide receiver was on his feet shortly thereafter and hopped around on his left leg for a bit, but unfortunately went back to the ground once he decided his leg wasn't going to be able to handle any added pressure.

Burleson's season ended with 26 receptions for 224 yards and two touchdowns.

This story originally appeared at SB Nation.

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Nate Burleson breaks leg, season over

The Detroit Lions have lost Nate Burleson for the remainder of the regular season after suffering a broken leg against the Chicago Bears.

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