For the third time this season, the New Orleans Saints have lost a player to a broken fibula.

Tight end Josh Hill suffered the injury in Sunday's loss to the Detroit Lions, and will likely miss the remainder of the 2016 season.

The 26-year old Hill suffered the injury second quarter, and did not return.

Hill, a 4-year veteran out of Idaho St., joins cornerback Delvin Breaux and defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins, who have both since returned to action, as players that have suffered a broken fibula.

The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Hill has appeared in nine games this season, including eight starts, totaling 15 catches for 149 yards and a touchdown.

Other tight ends on the Saints' roster include Coby Fleener and John Phillips, while Garrett Griffin and Jake Stoneburner are on the practice squad.