Interim coach Jack Del Rio announced that Moore had surgery for lateral compartment syndrome on Monday morning. Del Rio called the problem, which involves increased pressure in muscle compartments that can lead to serious nerve and muscular damage, a “freakish” thing and complimented the team’s training staff for acting quickly to diagnose the problem.
Del Rio didn’t put a timetable on Moore’s return. Things look a little brighter for tight end Julius Thomas, who briefly returned to Sunday’s game after hurting his knee before spending most of the fourth quarter on the sideline. Del Rio said Thomas is day-to-day with a knee strain, leaving his condition as something to monitor over the practice week before the Week 13 date with the Patriots.
Del Rio also confirmed that wide receiver Wes Welker has a concussion and will go through the league’s concussion protocol before he’ll be cleared to return to the field.