Lions WR Nate Burleson suffers broken arm in car accident


Detroit Lions wide receiver, Nate Burleson broke his arm in two places Monday night in a single vehicle car accident.  Burleson had stepped out to pick up pizzas and was attempting to catch a box sliding out of the passenger seat in his black 2009 GMC Yukon when the crash happened.

“It was actually a whole pizza,” Shaw said. “He had purchased two whole pizzas, and one was sitting on top of the other one, and I guess when he was driving one of them was slipping off, and he was reaching over to push it back onto the seat and overcorrected and hit the median wall.”

Shaw said alcohol was not a factor in the crash and that police did not do a drug screen because the 32-year-old Burleson showed no signs of intoxication. Sarnoff told Werder that Burleson had been watching “Monday Night Football” and crashed his Yukon on the way home.

Burleson will have surgery Tuesday (today). At this same point last season, Burleson suffered a broken leg on the field and missed the last 10 weeks of the NFL season.