Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren announced during his weekly Monday press conference that starting WR Nate Burleson is out for the season with a torn knee ligament. The injury was revealed in an MRI exam on Monday.
Burleson, who led Seattle with five receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s loss, was injured when he tripped while trying to cut during a pass route.
“I feel bad for Nate,” said Holmgren. “He really prepared himself to have a great year. He was off to a good start. Now we have to figure out a way to shore up the receiving corps again.”
Burleson was initially optimistic about the injury following the game, telling reports he expected to be ready to play against the 49ers next week.
His injury depletes a receiving corps that is already without Bobby Engram, Deion Branch and Ben Obomanu. See how Burleson’s injury impacts the fantasy value of Seattle’s offensive players.