Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson broke his right leg during Monday's game against the Chicago Bears and will miss the remainder of the season, according to Lions coach Jim Schwartz.
Burleson was tackled on a 16-yard reception in the third quarter and needed to be helped off the field. He did not return to the game. It was his only catch of the game.
"Man, that's tough," Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson said. "We lose a leader, captain on the team. Man, I hate it for him that it had to happen to him. I talked to him after the game; he saying he's going to be out for some significant time. It's tough because he's an emotional leader, leads by example on the field, gets the energy up. We're going to have to take that over for him."
Titus Young will remain in the WR2 role on the Lions with rookie Ryan Broyles, a 2012 second-round pick, taking over as the third wide receiver. He finished with three receptions for 51 yards and one touchdown against the Bears.