Denver Broncos LB Elvis Dumervil was injured during a game last Sunday against the Carolina Panthers and he left the field for the rest of the game. Dumervil has seven sacks on the season and is a major part of the Broncos’ much improved defense.
The Broncos’ first thought was that Dumervil could be lost for several weeks, but after a MRI came back negative on Dumervil’s shoulder and showed no signs of a tear, it looks like Dumervil will be listed as day to day and questionable for Denver’s next game against the San Diego Chargers.
This is great news for the Broncos. If Dumervil had a tear in his shoulder, he would have missed several games and perhaps the rest of the season. Dumervil is a great pass rusher and attracts a lot of attention from opposing offenses, which in turn frees up fellow LB Von Miller and lets him run free to make big time plays as well. Dumervil may miss a game or two at the most and his injury will hurt the team, especially since the Broncos are traveling to play a division rival in the Chargers this week. However, the Broncos need Dumervil to be healthy down the stretch, so resting him now would be the wiser choice.
The Broncos are looking at the big picture, which includes a healthy Dumervil in the playoffs. They will make sure he is ready before they throw him back into game action.
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