Monday December 14th, 2015

Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew has torn his ACL in his left knee and is out for the remainder of the season, Detroit head coach Jim Caldwell said Monday, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. 

Pettigrew will be placed on injured reserve after sustaining the injury during the first half of the Lions’ 21–14 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Pettigrew suffered the same injury to the same knee in 2009.

With Pettigrew out, the Lions are down to just two tight ends on their roster: Eric Ebron and Tim Wright.

Pettigrew, 30, was selected in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft by Detroit. He’s had seven receptions for 67 yards and one touchdown this season.

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The Lions (4–9) will take on the Saints (5–8) next Monday.

- Xandria James


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