How Will Rahim Moore's Injury Affect The Denver Broncos' Defense?

By Tylor Walden

Just when the Denver Broncos were getting so close to having everyone healthy again, an unfortunate situation has surfaced.

Broncos starting safety Rahim Moore had felt extreme pain in his leg after Sunday’s win against the Kansas City Chiefs, which ended up turning into Moore having to get emergency surgery for lateral compartment syndrome. For those who do not know what that is, basically, it is a condition that affects the limbs of an individual. If it goes un-diagnosed and untreated, amputation would follow and could severely affect a person’s life; this injury is more common in those who are in car accidents. Somewhere in the game, Moore must have gotten his leg hit, and the condition worsened from there.

The timetable for his injury is unknown, but the injury was severe enough to put Moore on the Injured Reserve list with a designation to return. This means that Moore cannot practice for six weeks and can’t play in a game for eight weeks; with only six games left in the season, this means that Moore will miss the rest of the regular season. If all goes well, Moore would return for the AFC Championship Game, if the Broncos were to make it that far.

This injury is damaging to a Broncos defense that has finally found its rhythm and were getting key players back. But the defense has suffered through a lot on the injury front. It’s hard to lose two key players in the secondary; remember that Champ Bailey is still nursing a foot injury. However, the Broncos’ secondary has improved, despite all the injuries, and should be okay going forward. Moore’s replacement will be Mike Adams, who has made quite a few plays on defense of his own.

Just when you think that all is going well for the Broncos as far as health is concerned, another one gets bitten by the injury bug. Here’s to hoping that Moore has a speedy recovery.

Tylor Walden is a Denver Broncos writer for Follow him on Twitter @TylorDWalden, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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