On Friday, Broncos linebacker Von Miller practiced with a cast on his hand following surgery to repair torn ligaments in his thumb. But Miller didn’t play against the Vikings.
On Wednesday, Miller again practiced with a cast on his hand. And he hopes to face the Bears on Sunday.
Miller participated on a limited basis, according to the league’s official injury report. Among those who missed practice was running back Willis McGahee, who suffered a knee injury late in Sunday’s win. A candidate for comeback player of the year with six 100-yard games this season, McGahee said he plans to play Sunday.
With a win over Chicago, the Broncos could open a one-game lead over the Raiders, given that Oakland faces a likely defeat against the Big Green Cheese Machine.