The Denver Broncos suffered a major blow to their defense during practice on Tuesday, as superstar edge-rusher Von Miller went down with an ankle injury.
Miller reportedly suffered an injury to one of the tendons in his ankle. ESPN insider Adam Schefter said the injury occurred on the last play of Denver’s practice this afternoon, which is just heartbreaking for Miller.
While most timetables have Miller missing the entire 2020 season, the door has been left open for a potential return in late December.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the specific diagnosis for Miller is a dislocated peroneal tendon. In other words, the tendon flipped over the ankle bone. Surgery is the best option to treat an injury of this magnitude, and the recovery time for surgery is usually 5-6 months.
Rapoport did add that it’s possible Miller could recover in three months. However, that’s considered the absolute best-case scenario for the former Super Bowl MVP.
The specific diagnosis for #Broncos star Von Miller is a dislocated peroneal tendon, per me & @MikeGarafolo. Essentially, the tendon flipped over the ankle bone. Best option is usually surgery, with a general recovery time of 5-6 months. Absolute best-case scenario is 3 months.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 9, 2020
Throughout his career, Miller has been extremely durable. This injury sounds more like a freak accident than anything else.
Miller was reportedly having an incredible camp with the Broncos. He was looking to bounce back from a down season in 2019.
Not only will Miller miss most – if not all – of the 2020 season, third-year defensive end Bradley Chubb could be on a snap count for Denver’s Week 1 matchup against Tennessee.
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