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Brandon Pettigrew injury: Lions TE in boot after loss to Packers

The Lions tight end may be forced to miss time after injuring his leg on Sunday night.


Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew injured his left ankle in Sunday night's loss to the Green Bay Packers and was seen leaving the locker room with a boot on his foot. Pettigrew was injured early in the game and did not return, failing to record a catch for the first time since 2009. The severity of Pettigrew's injury is not yet known, but he may have to miss time moving forward.

That said, players are often fitted with boots as a precaution, and it's possible that Pettigrew could be healthy enough to play next week when the Lions visit the Arizona Cardinals. If he's not able to go, it will further deplete a Detroit offense that already has a dearth of help for star receiver Calvin Johnson after the banning of No. 2 receiver Titus Young.

In 13 games this season, Pettigrew has caught 57 passes for 556 yards and three touchdowns. In the past two-plus seasons, he has not missed a game.