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J.D. Walton has another surgery, could miss season

J.D. Walton, C.J. Davis, Phillip Blake AP

Broncos coach John Fox said last week that the target date for getting his offensive line back together was near the start of training camp.

That target’s not going to be hit.

According to Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post, center J.D. Walton had to have an additional surgery on his ankle this week which could mean he’ll miss the entire season. Broncos officials were holding out hope that if his recovery went smoothly, Walton might return for the second half of the year.

Walton missed most of last season with a broken ankle, and his absence will force the Broncos to adjust again up front.

Coupled with guard Chris Kuper’s recovery and the contract-related absence of franchise-tagged left tackle Ryan Clady, the Broncos already had plenty of question marks in front of quarterback Peyton Manning.

Now they have a bigger one.

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11 Responses to “J.D. Walton has another surgery, could miss season”
  1. joetoronto says: Jun 19, 2013 1:42 PM

    That bullseye on Manning’s neck is getting clearer and clearer.

  2. tonyugoh says: Jun 19, 2013 1:45 PM

    Bring back Dan Koppen?

  3. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Jun 19, 2013 1:55 PM

    MegaHead is going to go down more and harder this year than any year of his career.

  4. broncostevenp says: Jun 19, 2013 2:01 PM

    Mr. Koppen, John Elway on line 1.

  5. malachiofcourse says: Jun 19, 2013 2:04 PM

    Calling Dan koppen! I’d prefer him over man-ram and his 6 sacks surrendered at center.

  6. breakingb says: Jun 19, 2013 2:08 PM

    Matt Ryan is shocked…….

  7. bossbertozzi says: Jun 19, 2013 2:08 PM

    Chris Kuoer isn’t even a starter, his problems aren’t an issue

  8. 4thquartermagic says: Jun 19, 2013 2:08 PM

    Walton was one of the lowest rated centers in the league 2 years ago (missed last season with ankle).

    This is addition by subtraction.

    Koppen will fill in nicely.

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 19, 2013 3:19 PM

    Old Peyton has no offensive line and Old Tom has no receivers. I think there might be a new era dawning in the NFL.

  10. broncostevenp says: Jun 19, 2013 4:03 PM

    Old Peyton has no offensive line and Old Tom has no receivers. I think there might be a new era dawning in the NFL.
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    Sure, you mean other than pro bowlers, Vasquez, Clady, Beadles, and Kuper?

    I love uninformed commenters.

  11. raiderapologist says: Jun 19, 2013 9:29 PM

    I’m surprised Denver keeps Walton on the payroll. He can’t get on the field, and when he does, he stinks.

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