Seattle native, former Seahawk Nate Burleson breaks leg, won't play Sunday against his former team

Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE

The O'Dea High School graduate will have surgery on his leg and is out for the rest of the season.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson, former O'Dea High School and Seattle Seahawks player, broke his leg during the Lions' Monday Night Football loss to the Chicago Bears and is out for the season, reports say.

It is the Seattle native's second major leg injury of his NFL career. He missed most of his 2008 season with the Seahawks after he tore his ACL.

Burleson will have surgery and his recovery could take up to eight months. The injury was sustained as the wide receiver made a catch in the third quarter of the game, his only reception of the night. Burleson has 27 receptions for 240 yards this year.

He played four seasons with the Seahawks after coming from the Minnesota Vikings in 2006. Burleson totaled 136 receptions for 1,758 yards and 15 touchdowns.

The Seahawks are on the road on Sunday against the Lions. Burleson has not faced the Seahawks since joining the Lions in 2010.

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