Lions WR Jermaine Kearse carted off after preseason leg injury

As fun as it is to see NFL preseason start up, it also means the return of brutal preseason injuries that have wrecked so many seasons.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Jermaine Kearse was such a victim on Thursday, when New England Patriots defensive back Terrence Brooks hurtled into his legs during a block.

An air cast had to be put on Kearse’s leg, and the seven-year NFL veteran was soon carted off the field.

It was later reported that Kearse had suffered a broken leg and “associated injuries” in his ankle.

Kearse joined the Lions on a one-year, $1.35 million deal this offseason after two seasons with the New York Jets. He had also played five seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, totaling 3,290 receiving yards in his entire career.

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Detroit Lions wide receiver Jermaine Kearse is examined during the first half of the team's preseason NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - AUGUST 08: Jermaine Kearse #18 of the Detroit Lions leaves the field after injury while playing the New England Patriots in a preseason game at Ford Field on August 08, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Detroit Lions wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (18) leaves the field after an injury during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Detroit, Michigan USA, on Thusday, August 8, 2019. (Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - AUGUST 08: Jermaine Kearse #18 of the Detroit Lions reacts to a injury while playing the New England Patriots in a preseason game at Ford Field on August 08, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - AUGUST 08: Jermaine Kearse #18 of the Detroit Lions leaves the field after injury while playing the New England Patriots in a preseason game at Ford Field on August 08, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Aug 8, 2019; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (18) goes down with a leg injury during the first quarter against the New England Patriots at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 8, 2019; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (18) gets taken off the field with a leg injury during the first quarter against the New England Patriots at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
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