Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles out for season with ACL injury
Detroit Lions wide receiver and former Oklahoma star Ryan Broyles will miss the remainder of the 2012 NFL season with an ACL tear in his right knee.
Broyles, who tore his ACL in his left leg during his senior season at Oklahoma, suffered the injury during the first quarter of the Lions’ 35-33 loss to the Colts on Sunday.
Despite his first knee injury, which came against Texas A&M on Nov. 5, 2011, the Lions selected Broyles in the second round of last April’s NFL Draft.
Broyles completed rehab for the injury prior to the Lions’ week 6 game against Philadelphia, and he became a starter in week 7, when receiver Nate Burleson broke his leg in the third quarter of the Lions’ 13-7 loss to the Bears.
In four starts this season, Broyles had 22 catches for 310 yards and two touchdowns.
At OU, he was a two-time All-American and is the NCAA’s all-time leader in receptions with 349.