Ryan is out of surgery and in recovery now..everything went great! Again, THANK YOU so much for the prayers!
— Mary Beth Broyles (@1Mary_Beth) October 29, 2013
Broyles tore his Achilles avoiding a catching a punt against Dallas on Sunday. It is the third straight season Broyles has had a season end with surgery. He tore his left ACL his senior season at Oklahoma and his right ACL his rookie year with the Lions.
"His ability to become what we hoped he would really has nothing to do with his development as much as it is his health," Detroit coach Jim Schwartz said Monday. "Even with the time he has missed, he has found ways to come in and contribute.
"He just hasn't been 100 percent his first two years and now he's going through the same thing again. His experience in going through it, I'm sure, will help. It's a tough thing to go through for any player, much less three years in a row."