The Broncos won the AFC West title despite a loss to the Chiefs on Sunday, but they will have to stick around the playoffs without one of their starting offensive linemen.
Right guard Chris Kuper needed to be carted off the field after injuring his leg when right tackle Orlando Franklin fell on it from behind. After the game, Broncos coach John Fox told reporters, including Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post, after the game that Kuper broke his leg. He’s done for the rest of the season, no matter how long it lasts.
You can tell from the picture up top that the injury is a particularly nasty one. Kuper, who started every game this season for the Broncos, will likely be rehabbing all the way through the offseason. Russ Hochstein replaced Kuper on Sunday and is the likely replacement going forward.