Ryan Broyles Ruptures Achilles, Season in Doubt?


Dec 2, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles (84) during the second quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

If it weren’t for bad luck, Ryan Broyles might have none at all.

The second-year wide receiver, who spent most of his second year recovering from an ACL injury and most of his current year recovering from another ACL injury, might end up spending some his third year recovering from a ruptured Achilles.

It sounds like the Lions are pretty sure Broyles’ injury is related to his Achilles, but they don’t yet know the severity. They’ll run more tests on Monday, but if this is anything like the Achilles injury Mikel Leshoure suffered in 2011, the Lions have to be concerned. That injury kept Leshoure out of action for a full year, and he hasn’t looked the same sense.

Of course, a “ruptured” Achilles isn’t necessarily a “torn” Achilles. This could be an injury of a few weeks or several months, and we won’t know more until Monday.

But if nothing else, it just became a lot more important for the Lions to (hopefully) get Nate Burleson back after the bye week.

Topics: Detroit Lions, Injuries, Ryan Broyles

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