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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
BBAO: Broken arm for Drayton Florence

By Kevin Seifert

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Sorry folks. Hit the wall Monday afternoon after a quick turnaround from Sunday night's game at Candlestick Park. We have some loose ends to tie up from the weekend, starting with news of another injury to the Detroit Lions' defensive secondary.

Veteran Drayton Florence, who started the game against the San Francisco 49ers because Chris Houston (ankle) and Bill Bentley (concussion) were sidelined, suffered a forearm injury that coach Jim Schwartz said "doesn't look real good," according to Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reported Florence broke his arm. The Lions haven't yet made a roster move, but it's hard to imagine Florence being ready to play anytime soon.

There is some optimism that both Houston and Bentley will be ready for practice Wednesday. The Lions travel to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

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