It was not all good news for the Lions following their 31-30 comeback win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
It’s possible they’ve lost wide receiver Ryan Broyles for the season.
Coach Jim Schwartz said the initial diagnosis is that Broyles ruptured his Achilles.
Schwartz offered a small ray of hope, saying more tests would be done.
If it’s indeed a ruptured Achilles’ Broyles will be done for the season.
Broyles left the game and could not return.
It’s got to be heart-breaking for the second-year player.
When he was drafted in 2012 he was coming off ACL surgery from a college injury.
During the 2012 season, he tore his other ACL and is coming back from that surgery.
The numbers are down in the wide receiving corps with Nate Burleson out since Sept. 24 after he broke his left forearm in a freak pizza-related accident. Burleson is hoping to come back in two weeks after the bye but that is certainly not a certainty.
The NFL trading deadline is 4 p.m. on Tuesday.