In this summer of knee injuries, a first-round rookie has joined the MRI parade.
Linebacker Brian Cushing, the fifteenth overall pick in the 2009 draft, emerged with a knee problem on Tuesday, and he won’t be playing in the team’s preseason opener on Saturday.
The duration of Cushing’s absence isn’t known.
“We’re kind of in an evaluation period,” coach Gary Kubiak said. “He’s been fine,
he practiced all day [Tuesday], actually even got in his weight workout
after practice. Then, last night his knee got sore on him, and so we’re
kind of evaluating where he’s at right now. He’s going to miss some
time. How much? I won’t know for a couple days.”
Cushing had an MRI on Tuesday, but specific information regarding the contents of the test have not yet been revealed.
By all appearances, the injury didn’t happen on one specific fall-down-and-grab-a-knee play.