Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson suffered a broken arm in a single-car accident early Tuesday. Coach Jim Schwartz stopped short of writing off the rest of the 11-year veteran's season, but surgery is scheduled for Wednesday.
According to police, the accident occurred after Burleson reached over to keep two pizza boxes from falling off the front passenger seat. His car hit a center median wall on a highway in suburban Detroit and he was taken to a hospital. Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw said there were no indicators of alcohol on the scene or on Burleson's person after the crash at 2:25 a.m. EDT. The team did not say which arm was broken.
Burleson leads the Lions with 19 receptions, 10 for first downs.
Cowboys lose Spencer
Dallas defensive end Anthony Spencer will have season-ending surgery on his left knee and may have played his last game for the Cowboys.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on his radio show that Spencer, 29 and a free agent after the season, was likely to have microfracture surgery. Spencer, on a one-year deal and carrying the franchise tag for the second straight season, is making $10.6 million this season