The results are in on Elvis Dumervil’s injury, and the news is bad.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Dumervil, the Broncos’ top pass rusher, suffered a torn pectoral muscle during Wednesday’s practice.
A torn pectoral muscle is usually a season-ending injury. Schefter reports that Dumervil is expected to miss about four months, which means he might be able to return for the final few weeks of the regular season.
Losing Dumervil, who’s coming off a 17-sack season in 2009, is a huge blow to the Broncos. The injury comes just two weeks after Dumervil signed a six-year, $61.5 million contract that guarantees him $43 million.