posted on Sep, 13 2004 @ 09:20 PM
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (Sept. 13, 2004) -- A broken collarbone has ruined another season for Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers.
The No. 2 pick in the 2003 draft was injured going for a pass in the first quarter of the 20-16 victory over the Chicago Bears. X-rays revealed a
fracture near the one he got last year during a bye week practice. Rogers played only the first five games of his rookie season because of the injury,
catching 22 passes.
Rogers will have surgery later this week or early next week and will be placed on injured reserve, coach Steve Mariucci said.
Pro Bowl defensive back Dre' Bly, who also was injured in the Bears game, will miss the next two games, Mariucci said. Bly sprained a ligament in his
knee in the opening quarter.
The status of starting defensive lineman James Hall, who fractured his left thumb, was unknown.