By Michael Lavery
With less than a week to the Broncos season opener at home to the Tennessee Titans, Denver fans received the devastating news that Von Miller had suffered a lower leg injury at practice on Tuesday.
While speculation is still rife at this stage, the general consensus and fear is that Miller could be done for the season. The injury reportedly happened on the last play of practice and is believed to be in the ankle/foot area. The team are sending Miller for an MRI to assess the damage and the full extent of the injury will be known by tomorrow.
Should the worst fears be true, Denver will have to go another season without one of its two elite pass rushers – Bradley Chubb missed significant time last season with an ACL injury.
With Tennessee and Derrick Henry coming to town on Monday evening, it’s going to take a monumental next man up approach to slow down the Titans offense.
Miller has been Pro Football Focus’ (PFF) number one pass rusher since entering the league in 2011; ranking first in both pass rushes and stopping the run. This injury will be a truly devastating blow if confirmed to be true.
More analysis and updates can be found here as results of scans, MRI’s and team statements get released.