Nate Burleson is a two-time winner of the Ed Block Courage Award and he doesn’t plan on winning it again.

Burleson who was honored Tuesday night during a dinner at Ford Field is scheduled to have the cast removed from his broken left arm Thursday and will be in a removable splint next week.

He said he’s on track to return sooner than anticipated from an injury he suffered in a single-car accident last week though he wouldn’t forecast when he’ll play his next game.

“I’ve gotten some good news but I’m not going to speak about that” Burleson said. “I don’t want to get yelled at by Coach (Jim) Schwartz but what was told to me is that what it typically takes to get back I’ll be back sooner than that. So I’ll let you all do your research and figure that out. Work the numbers on that yourself.”

Burleson who will travel with the team to Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers is expected to return sometime after the Week 9 bye.

“I anticipate being out there pretty darn soon” Burleson said. “Put it like that when I get back I’m still going to try to go after that 1000 yards so that means I’ve got to have enough games to do it which means I should be back soon.”