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Lions Star Receiver

Breaks Arm in Car Accident

Pizza to Blame

9/24/2013 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Detroit Lions
wide receiver Nate Burleson's season could be over after busting his arm in an early morning car accident caused by ... wait for it ... a late night pizza pickup.

Police say the Lions' star was driving on a highway outside Detroit around 2:25 AM when he swerved and wrecked the vehicle ... breaking his arm in two places.

The painful twist here, according to cops, is Burleson was simply reaching for a pizza that had fallen off the seat when he lost control of the SUV.

Better than a DUI ... but still ... dude's season could be over. He also missed most of last season with a broken leg -- but that injury happened on the field.

The only good news ... for Lions fans, anyway -- Megatron is healthy.

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