Von Miller is set to have surgery to repair his torn right ACL in Florida on Thursday.
The Denver Broncos are 13-3 and own the AFC’s top seed, just like last year. Only this time, they’ve lost to each of the three remaining teams in the bracket.
Nate Irving knows he’s no Von Miller. Still, he’s relishing the chance to serve as his stand-in for the Broncos’ playoff run now that Denver’s star is awaiting surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right knee.
Finally, the Denver Broncos can get ready for some meaningful football. Oh, sure, the 13 wins and all those records Peyton Manning set will count, but the regular season was simply a warm-up act for a team with the Super Bowl on its radar.
Five Broncos players have been selected to the Pro Bowl, including quarterback Peyton Manning who was picked for the 13th time in his career.
Von Miller was placed on the IR Tuesday after fears of a tear of his ACL were confirmed Monday. To fill his spot, the Broncos promoted second-year linebacker Brandon Marshall to the active roster from the practice squad.
Von Miller will miss the rest of the season for the Broncos after tearing his ACL on Sunday.
The Broncos won the game, but may have lost Von Miller. After suffering a knee injury, Miller was quickly declared out for the rest of the game. Up next: an MRI. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains how doctors and trainers test a knee on the field for an early diagnosis.
The Denver Broncos face a Houston Texans team Sunday who have lost their last dozen games and plenty of their best players to injuries.
With Peyton Manning on the verge of breaking Tom Brady’s single-season touchdown record, Houston interim coach Wade Phillips calls this “just the best year ever of any quarterback.”