Reports: Lions' Hanson out for season
ALLEN PARK -- Until this season, Lions kicker Jason Hanson had missed just one game in his 19-year career.
After missing the last three games with an injury to the knee of his kicking leg, Hanson will be placed on injured reserve to end this season according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The 40-year-old Hanson, a two-time Pro Bowler, ranks first in every statistical category for a place kicker in Lions history.
He was injured in the Nov. 7 game against the N.Y. Jets. Last week Hanson said he was a bit frustrated although the doctors seemed to think he was on track. At that time Hanson said it was the impact of kicking the ball that caused pain.
Dave Rayner was signed to fill in. Rayner, who lives in Rochester and grew up in Oxford, kicked at Michigan State and has played for a number of NFL teams.
In three games Rayner has been four of six on field goal attempts.
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