Stephen Tulloch suffered a punch-line injury in Week 3 when the Detroit Lions‘ linebacker tore his ACL celebrating a sack of Aaron Rodgers while mimicking the quarterback’s “Discount Double Check” move.





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The linebacker told the Detroit Free Press’ Dave Birkett he has no regrets about the celebration that ended his season.

“Hell, no,” Tulloch said at a benefit for his foundation on Friday night. “I’d do it again, brother. You do it every time. If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen. Just a matter of time.”

Tulloch wasn’t on crutches and said he had no swelling or pain in the knee. The 29-year-old will undergo surgery next week.

The nine-year veteran will miss the first game of his career Sunday when the Lions visit the New York Jets.

“I’ve played a long time in this league and I understand you’re susceptible to this kind of injury when you go out there and play,” Tulloch said. “Nine years without missing a game is kind of crazy, but like I said I’m positive because I believe in my hard work, I believe in my training and what I do in the off-season and how I approach things, so I know I’ll be back even better than before.”

Tahir Whitehead will make his first career start at middle linebacker in place of Tulloch, with Ashlee Palmer taking over the strong-side linebacker position.

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