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DeMarcus Ware has ulna fracture

Denver Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware, left, celebrates after sacking Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck during the first half in a NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) AP

The Broncos won again, but they may have lost their defensive captain, for a while.

Linebacker DeMarcus Ware suffered an ulna fracture during Sunday’s game against the Colts. Coach Gary Kubiak announced the injury after the game.

The timetable for Ware’s return isn’t known. He has become a situational pass rusher, but his leadership has been critical to the team’s defense.

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis suffered a similar injury in the NFC title game. He quickly had surgery and played in the Super Bowl. There’s been no indication that Ware would take such extreme measures to keep playing.

His contract pays out an extra $1.25 million for eight sacks, $2.5 million for nine, $3 million for 11, and $3.5 million for 13. This incentive package was put in place when he reduced his salary from $10 million to $6.5 million.

Through two games, Ware has 2.0 sacks.

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19 Responses to “DeMarcus Ware has ulna fracture”
  1. skawh says: Sep 18, 2016 8:42 PM

    Big loss. But better than having your QB injured like a few teams! Everyone is dealing with injuries to key players, and it’s only WEEK 2!

  2. bullogne says: Sep 18, 2016 8:44 PM

    This is a big loss but he should be back sometime in late October.

  3. idiedpretty says: Sep 18, 2016 8:45 PM

    dude, retire now. thanks for the mems..

  4. ckradio1079 says: Sep 18, 2016 8:46 PM

    Cue all the people looking for new reasons to declare Denver will be 6-10 this year. Good luck with that.

  5. nhpats says: Sep 18, 2016 8:51 PM

    4 Responses to “DeMarcus Ware has ulna fracture”
    skawh says:
    Sep 18, 2016 8:42 PM
    Big loss. But better than having your QB injured like a few teams! Everyone is dealing with injuries to key players, and it’s only WEEK 2!

    ———-

    The Patriots have their QB out and his backup is injured……and they still found a way to win. Meanwhile your team put up 3 points against the Rams!

    Face it man, you have much bigger issues than Wilson’s ankle.

  6. realqc says: Sep 18, 2016 8:51 PM

    Just get the surgery and play next week like Thomas Davis would. Tough SOB

  7. tylawspick6 says: Sep 18, 2016 8:53 PM

    and so it begins

    bye bye denvie

  8. bak2bak2bakhaters says: Sep 18, 2016 8:54 PM

    the orange cruch2.0. no fly zone & company, accompanying Trevor they don’t know me YET MF,were out to dethrone the 72dolfins,it’ll take to ……week 10 for the chumps to realize this,but we won’t trip…..next stop Dalton, BUT I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR, MR PUBLIX,CRAB LEG’S FOR a year and a half, we’re going to eat well Winston, 2weeks…….BRONCOS COUNTRY UNDEFEATED

  9. d1l2g3 says: Sep 18, 2016 8:58 PM

    First time hearing of that fracture.

  10. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Sep 18, 2016 9:12 PM

    Their defense took a step back last year when Ware was out back injury as he was the leader of that defense. We will see if the same happens this year.

  11. beauregard says: Sep 18, 2016 9:23 PM

    So, Patsfan, was that step back before or after they beat the Pats twice and then won the Super Bowl?

  12. sixringslikeatelephone says: Sep 18, 2016 9:30 PM

    More pressure on the offense.

  13. Ugadogs21 says: Sep 18, 2016 9:33 PM

    They can get by…

  14. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Sep 18, 2016 9:36 PM

    Injuries blow. No matter who it is. Here’s to a speedy recovery.

  15. frostymugobeer says: Sep 18, 2016 10:10 PM

    i still hear the echoes of those who laughed at Elway for signing Ware,,,washed up….worn out should hang it up they all said….wrong
    and now if the Broncos lose hime for a while they,re in trouble….lol, its always fun to read these comments.

  16. justsayin70 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:45 PM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Sep 18, 2016 8:53 PM
    and so it begins

    bye bye denvie

    —————
    so says one of the biggest morons on PFT.

    Doesn’t your team have QB issues to be concerned about? Last time I checked, the QB position is FAR more significant than the position of an aging OLB.

  17. cashmoney17 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:04 PM

    Shaq Barrett, Shane ray, and Dakota Watson.. we will be fine, rest up those old legs and back for the stretch run!

  18. nowtherearesomanybunnies says: Sep 18, 2016 11:06 PM

    “the orange cruch2.0. no fly zone & company, accompanying Trevor they don’t know me YET MF,were out to dethrone the 72dolfins,it’ll take to ……week 10 for the chumps to realize this,but we won’t trip…..next stop Dalton, BUT I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR, MR PUBLIX,CRAB LEG’S FOR a year and a half, we’re going to eat well Winston, 2weeks…….BRONCOS COUNTRY UNDEFEATED”

    —–

    Is there some kind of contest to see who can make the most incoherent twaddle on PFT? That’s not doing Denver’s reputation any good, you know, writing as you must be, from an asylum.

  19. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Sep 18, 2016 11:33 PM

    beauregard says:
    Sep 18, 2016 9:23 PM

    So, Patsfan, was that step back before or after they beat the Pats twice and then won the Super Bowl?
    ————————
    That’s a jet fan pretending to be a Pats fan. Seriously. No joke. Patsfan4lifesbchamps is a spineless, coward of a troll.

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