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Broncos star pass rusher Von Miller has injured a tendon in his ankle and will sit out the season, a huge blow for a team on the rise in Denver!

Von Miller injures ankle tendon
Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller sits on the sidelines after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

A dislocated peroneal tendon (ankle) will put Von Miller in the rehab room for five to six months once he undergoes surgery. The star pass rusher’s loss is huge for a young Denver team that had hopes of pushing for a playoff spot with a revamped offence. With eight sacks in 2019 and 14.5 sacks the year before, Miller is one of the best in the NFL coming off the edge, even in his early 30s. Last season, the Broncos lost their other pass rusher, Bradley Chubb, for the year, he was expected to pair with Miller and wreak havoc on offensive lines. Now, Chubb will have to pick up the slack and lead the defensive line in his mentor’s absence.

Miller, who suffered the injury during practice on Tuesday and was immediately feared to be out for the year, is scheduled to seek a second opinion from Dr Robert Anderson in Green Bay on Thursday. With the loss of a proper training camp for the 2020 season, there haven’t been as many serious injuries but with the full season less than a week away, could we be looking at a disaster waiting to happen? Players haven’t had anywhere near the level of contact they would in a normal camp and this could lead to a massive jump in injuries compared to other years. Let’s hope we don’t see a huge increase after week one!

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