The veteran wide receiver suffered the injury during the third quarter of a 13-7 loss to the Chicago Bears in a Week 7 game on Monday night. Burleson, 31, landed awkwardly after hauling in a 16-yard reception from Matt Stafford, his only reception of the game.
Burleson was placed on injured reserve by the Lions on Thursday, ending his season with 27 receptions for 240 yards and two touchdowns in six games. He was also used in other facets, as he carried the ball for the Lions as a rusher eight times, accumulating 48 yards on the ground.
The Lions are 2-4 following the Monday Night Football loss and are last in the NFC North, as each of the other three teams in the division have winning records.