Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller suffered a knee injury in the first quarter and was unable to return against the Houston Texans. With the playoffs right around the corner, there’s no question the injury is worrisome.
The good news is that Miller was able to walk off the field under his own power after he suffered the injury. The bad news is, as of right now, there’s no way to know how serious it truly is. Miller will undergo a MRI on Monday in order for the Broncos to find out the severity of the injury.
What’s even worse is that Miller is a tremendous athlete and one of the best defenders in the league. He’s by far the biggest difference maker on the defensive side of the ball for Denver, which his absence would create a world of pain for the Broncos. I understand I’m getting a little ahead of myself, especially since there’s no way to know the extent of the damage at this moment. With that being said, it’s still something that must be pondered.
The 24-year-old has recorded 33 total tackles, five sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and defended one pass this season. Those numbers are not as significant as the ones he posted in his first two years in the league. However, they are still solid considering he did not suit up for the first eight games of the season because he was forced to serve a suspension.
Hopefully, Miller’s injury is not serious and won’t have any impact on Denver’s playoff hopes.