According to multiple reports, New Orleans Saints tight end Josh Hill suffered an injury Sunday that has plagued a number of Saints this season.

Hill broke his fibula in Sunday's loss to the Lions, likely ending his season.

Typically, a fibula brake takes at least 6 weeks of recovery time. The Saints only have 4 weeks left in the season.

New Orleans first round rookie Sheldon Rankins suffered a broken fibula in training camp and cornerback Delvin Breaux broke his fibula in week 1.

Hill is a versatile blocker who recently played more snaps than starting tight end Coby Fleener.

While Hill only has 15 receptions on the season, he's a big cog in the New Orleans offense and will be difficult to replace.