Broncos lose linebacker Shane Ray for 6 to 8 weeks
Jul 30 2017
"His wrist got caught, he flipped away and tore a ligament".
Denver is two years removed from a Super Bowl title, and from 2011 through 2015, the Broncos played in two Super Bowls.
Two days into training camp and the Denver Broncos have already had their second player suffer a significant injury, as linebacker Shane Ray tore a ligament in his left wrist and will miss six to eight weeks. An eight-week recovery would put Ray's return somewhere around the Broncos' Week 2 game against the Dallas Cowboys and the Week 3 game at the Buffalo Bills.
What was a major position of strength previous year now becomes a significant question mark with the Broncos' opener just over six weeks away.
Booker, who is expected to miss six weeks, learned he needed surgery after reporting for his camp physical Wednesday.
They will play their first preseason game on Thursday, Aug. 10, when they head on the road to take on the Bears. On Friday he wore a brace but he fell on it during one of the final drills of practice and was sent for X-rays.
"And we don't want to burn Von out", Joseph said. He also more than doubled his tackle total from 15 two years ago to 33 last year.
The Broncos signed linebacker Danny Mason on Saturday to add to the team's depth and competition in training camp. He joins fellow linebacker Shaquil Barrett among the walking wounded for the Broncos this offseason.
The injuries on defense have created an opportunity for free agent Kasim Edebali. "He's capable. We're excited about him".