In a devastating piece of injury news for the team that’s favored to reach the Super Bowl out of the AFC, Broncos linebacker Von Miller has been lost for the season with a torn ACL.
Miller left the field during Sunday’s game against the Texans after coming down awkwardly on what appeared to be a fairly routine and ordinary block. Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that testing today showed a torn ACL.
That’s obviously a season-ending injury for Miller, so the Broncos will embark on their playoff run without him. Miller wasn’t as big a part of the Broncos this season as he has been in the past because he was suspended for the first six games of 2013, but he’s still the most talented player on Denver’s defense, and he will be sorely missed in the postseason.
Now if the Broncos are going to win the Super Bowl, they’re going to have to rely even more heavily on Peyton Manning and the offense. An already shaky Denver defense has just been dealt a major blow.