Lions starter Tulloch injured during celebration, out for season

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Lions starter Tulloch injured during celebration, out for season
Detroit Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch (55) celebrates his sack of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Tulloch injured his left knee celebrating. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
"Discount Double Check" may cost @stephentulloch season. Appears to tear ACL. Await MRI. Injures L knee here. @Lions
#Lions LB Stephen Tulloch tore his ACL doing the "discount double-check dance":
Stephen Tulloch will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL because of this celebration
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 21: Stephen Tulloch # 55 of the Detroit Lions runs onto the field during player introductions prior to the start of the game against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on September 21, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Packers 19-7. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee while celebrating a sack in Sunday's game against the Packers.

Tulloch was injured in the first quarter after dropping Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. After the play, Tulloch sprung to his feet and appeared to mimic Rodgers' signature celebration, the so-called Discount Double Check, but landed awkwardly and fell to the ground. The nine-year veteran returned for Detroit's next defensive series but left the field after one play.

Lions coach Jim Caldwell confirmed on Monday that Tulloch was placed on season-ending injured reserve.

Speaking after the game, Tulloch seemed unfazed by how the injury occurred:

"I've been playing nine years and never missed a game in my career," Tulloch said. "I've been fortunate enough to take care of my family and do some good things in the league. I'm never embarrassed of anything I do, and I made a play on the quarterback to help my team.

"Unfortunately, I got up in celebration and it happened. But I ain't embarrassed by nothing. We all celebrate when we make a play."

Tulloch had played in 131 consecutive games before the injury, according to Mark Sessler of

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