Report: Lions WR Burleson to have elbow surgery

Posted June 08, 2011 @ 4:59 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Lions WR Nate Burleson will have minor surgery on his right elbow, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

Burleson injured the elbow in a Week 11 loss to the Cowboys last season and has had periodic problems with swelling. He will have a bursa sac removed and have fluid drained from the elbow, according to the paper.

Burleson caught 55 passes 625 yards and six touchdowns in 2010.