Nate Burleson can breath easy.
The Detroit Lions wide receiver, who broke his arm when he crashed his car while trying to prevent a box of pizza from falling to the floor, won't have to bother with delivery anytime soon. That's because Burleson is the recipient of a year's supply of free pizza from DiGiorno.
Burleson posted a photo on Instagram of a letter sent to him by DiGiorno along with a note:
"Huge S/O to Digiorno Pizza for the year supply of free pizza and the gifts! #ItsNotDeliveryItsDiGiorno #NoMoreLateNightPizzaRuns"
The top of the letter from DiGiorno reads:
We hope you are feeling better after your recent car accident and are on the road to recovery. DiGiorno Pizza understands the challenges that come with carry out and delivery pizza so we're sending you a gift along with a year supply of DiGorno pizza so you can skip carry out."
Burleson also thanked DiGiorno on Twitter, and the pizza company responded with this humorous message:
— DiGiorno Pizza (@DiGiornoPizza) October 28, 2013
A little more than a month after his injury, Burleson may be close to playing again. Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports that Burleson was lifting weights last week and getting fitted for a game-day brace on his forearm. After a bye week the Lions return to action at Chicago on Nov. 10.