Burleson plans to play Sunday; no news on Best
ALLEN PARK -- Wide receiver Nate Burleson, who sprained his ankle on the first play of the game against Philadelphia 10 days ago, said he does not intend to be in street clothes on Sunday when the Lions play at Green Bay.
Burleson said the swelling is down and he’s out of the orthopedic boot.
“Hopefully the plan is to get out and run some this week and play in Green Bay,’’ Burleson said. “I’ve bounced around it, I’m able to do some squats and get on my toes so those are good signs with ankle injuries.’’
He wouldn’t put a number on it, but said there’s a high percentage he will play. He’s already planning his pink attire.
“It’s breast cancer awareness. Whatever pink they can give me -- my grandmother passed away from pancreatic cancer -- so as much as they can give me I’m going to go out and wear,’’ Burleson said.
Coach Jim Schwartz had no update on Jahvid Best’s toe injury which kept him out of the second half in Sunday’s loss at Minneapolis. It’s the same kind of turf toe he had two weeks ago when it didn’t prevent him from playing, but on a different toe.
Linebacker DeAndre Levy, playing in his first game this season because of a groin injury, wasn’t able to finish with a couple different issues. That’s as specific as Schwartz would get.
No word on the progress of Matthew Stafford who has missed two starts with a shoulder injury.
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