Nate Burleson doesn’t want to get ahead of himself. But mostly the Lions’ receiver doesn’t want to get in trouble with coach Jim Schwartz who guards injury information like it’s a nuclear-weapon launch code. Burleson has missed the past four games since he broke his left arm in a car accident Sept 24. When he was pressed Tuesday about how reasonable it would be for him to return after the bye week to face Chicago on Nov. 10 Burleson tried not to avoid being too specific. “All these questions man putting the pressure on me. Hey Schwartz is going to jump down my throat if I try to give you any dates. “It’s a reasonable target. I’m trying to get back as soon as possible. Time will help us. Time is on our side. After this game time is on my side. Instead of coming back now essentially Chicago is an extra three weeks of healing.” Burleson is getting better fast which is good news for a banged-up receiving corps. He still ranks third among wide receivers with 19 catches and 239 yards. “I wish I could tell you I was playing this week” Burleson said. “I can tell you this: I was lifting today and getting fitted for my brace today my game-day brace which is good.
Lions' Nate Burleson (broken arm) bullish for return vs. Bears
Detroit Free Press | Oct 23