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Lions LB Injures Himself Celebrating On Field, Out For Season

September 22, 2014

A Detroit Lions players’ on-field celebration has created a major concern for the team’s coaching staff. Lions middle linebacker Steven Tulloch tore his ACL during the celebration and is out for the season. It’s not every day that Detroit defeats mighty Green Bay and not that often that ANY body stops the Packers’ star quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. But Steven Tulloch helped do both as the Lions dominated the potent Green Bay offense en route to a 19 - 7 victory. But Tulloch’s vigorous celebration after he tackled Rodgers for a loss has cost the linebacker his season – he tore the ACL in his left knee. He had been the NFL’s leader in games played for a linebacker, having been in 131 consecutive contests. Now Tulloch’s mishap adds to multiple injuries already plaguing the Lion’s defensive backfield. Yet, ironically for a team that’s built its reputation as a high-scoring offensive unit, Detroit currently ranks number one in total defense and is tied for second in allowing the fewest points…