• Lions are winning, so Nate Burleson doesn't sense need to rush return

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Nov 13, 2013
    Allen Park As the Lions keep winning, wide receiver Nate Burleson doesn't feel any pressure to rush back from his broken forearm. Burleson returned to practice last week, but was limited each day, as he was Wednesday. “The way the team is playing, there’s an ease in my spirit that I don’t have to rush as of right now,” Burleson said. The Lions’ success gives Burleson more time to heal without the pressure of his team absolutely needing him to win. "Still, with that being said, I have to listen to the doctors, have to listen to the coaches, and we're in a good position ." On the first day of October, his surgically-fixed forearm healing and his football season still in question, Nate Burleson went to Ford Field, stood up in front of a room honoring him from recovering from another injury and then looked down. The cast was his reminder. As much as he wants to play, he sees no reason to be impatient after the Lions have won three of their last four games. “I was appreciative of the moment because I know how much that award means but in the back of my head, I’m thinking, I’m up here with a cast on which means I’m basically injured again.

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