Lions starter Tulloch injured during celebration, out for season
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 NFL.com.