Broncos fear ACL tear for Von Miller


Nov 10, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (58) during the second half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. The Broncos won 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos may have lost their best defensive player after outside linebacker Von Miller suffered a knee injury that’s ended his day early and may end his season, according to the Denver Post:

"There is fear Von Miller suffered an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament, which would end his season. There also is hope tests will reveal his injury won’t be that severe and he might be able to brace up for the playoffs.“There’s always some concern when your teammate goes down, especially a guy like Von, who’s really starting to click now,” said Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey."

Miller was being blocked when he suddenly fell and grabbed his knee. He wasn’t hit low, but it looked like his leg gave out under him. The 2011 first-round pick is one of the best NFL pass rushers on a defense that has struggled at times this season. He had 11.5 sacks as a rookie, 18.5 in 2012, and managed five through eight games this season after serving a six-game suspension.

Miller was named to the AFC Pro Bowl team each of his first two seasons after getting 30 sacks in 31 games.

The Broncos also lost wide receiver Eric Decker to an apparent leg injury, but he eventually returned. Center Steve Vallos also exited the game to be evaluated for a possible concussion.

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