Denver Broncos Get Third Scare of Season as Derek Wolfe Hospitalized

By Ryan Heckman
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This weekend, we get to see one of the best games of the entire season take place just two weeks after the same matchup was seen. It’s essentially like football fan heaven. Sunday, the Denver Broncos take on the Kansas City Chiefs once again, this time at Arrowhead Stadium.

When the Broncos take the field Sunday, they will welcome back head coach John Fox to the sideline after having open heart valve surgery on November 4th. In what will be a bit of extra motivation for the Broncos, this game will mean something different to Fox. Two weeks ago, he wasn’t with his team on the sidelines as they got such a big victory over a once-undefeated Chiefs team.

Also not playing Sunday is defensive end Derek Wolfe. Saturday, Wolfe was hospitalized with seizure-like symptoms he suffered immediately as the team bus pulled into the airport prior to their flight to Kansas City. It was reported that the second year pro did not suffer a completely full-blown seizure, thankfully, and that he was alert and responsive Saturday night.

It is unclear when Wolfe will be released from the hospital or how this will affect the rest of his season, but we do know he’s been officially ruled out for the Chiefs game.

The Broncos have sure had their fair share of scares this season between Fox, Wolfe and safety Rahim Moore. Earlier this month, Moore had surgery to stop bleeding in his left leg after experiencing pain following the team’s game with Kansas City. If there’s any team that has an excuse for maybe a subpar November, it’s Denver. But, I have a feeling on Sunday we won’t see any excuses — just football.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.



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