DENVER (CBS4) – The Broncos have placed star offensive lineman Ryan Clady on injured reserve.
Clady suffered a Lisfranc joint tear in his left foot during the Broncos win over the Giants on Sunday and will undergo surgery and miss the rest of the season.
To fill the Pro Bowl left tackle’s spot, the Broncos brought in veteran tackle Winston Justice.
Clady was hurt in the closing minutes in the Giants game when defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins rolled up on him while the Broncos were trying to run out the clock in their 41-23 win. Clady has protected Peyton Manning’s blindside since the four-time MVP arrived in Denver last season.
Chris Clark is expected to step in for Clady, who’s never missed a start since being a first-round pick in 2008 out of Boise State.
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