Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller injured a tendon in his ankle near the end of Tuesday’s practice and is expected to need surgery that likely will end his season, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Broncos’ OLB Von Miller injured a tendon in his ankle on the last play of practice today, and he is expected to need surgery that is likely to end his season, league source tells ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 9, 2020
Miller was sent for an MRI shortly after suffering the injury, and as of Tuesday night, the Broncos were still evaluating the results. Because of inclement weather, the Broncos practiced on an indoor field, and Miller, several team sources said, was injured as the practice drew to a close. Two team sources said the injury happened on “the last play” of practice.
Miller will visit noted foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, Wisconsin, this week for a second opinion about surgery, a source told ESPN. That appointment is expected to be on Thursday.
Miller has been one of the Broncos’ most durable players throughout his career, rarely missing practice unless he is held out for rest. Overall, he has missed just one game the past six seasons: Dec. 1, 2019, against the Los Angeles Chargers. Miller had a consecutive games streak of 95, with a total of 5,251 defensive snaps played in the streak, when he missed the game against the Chargers because of a knee injury.
Before that, Miller missed the 2013 regular-season finale after he tore his ACL in a Week 16 win over the Houston Texans. He missed the first six games of that season because of a suspension.
The Broncos started Tuesday’s practice at noon, and the workout was considered an extra practice for the team because Denver doesn’t open the season until Monday against the Tennessee Titans.
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