Report: Kevin Vickerson dislocated his hip, out six weeks


The Broncos expect to have cornerback Champ Bailey and tight end Julius Thomas back in the lineup for their date with the Chiefs in Week 13, but it doesn’t look like they’ll have defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Vickerson dislocated his hip in Sunday night’s overtime loss to the Patriots. Per Schefter, Vickerson doesn’t need surgery to repair the injury, but he’s expected to be out for six weeks so his season could be over if the Broncos don’t survive in the playoffs long enough for Vickerson to get a clean bill of health.

Vickerson has started all 11 games for the Broncos this season, providing them with a solid presence on the interior of the defensive line along with Terrance Knighton. He had his first sack of the season on Sunday night, dropping Tom Brady and then doing a little dancing before winding up in the trainer’s room.

Mitch Unrein and first-round pick Sylvester Williams are in-house options to replace Vickerson in the lineup.

14 responses to “Report: Kevin Vickerson dislocated his hip, out six weeks

  1. After the heinous act of wildly throwing punches into a prone o-liners bad knee on a kicking play, no respect, no sympathy.

    What goes around comes back around Mr. Vickerson.

  2. I’m a high school student who plays football and happened to dislocate my hip on the field about a month ago. I can tell you two things: 1. It was the most painful thing I have ever experienced 2. I’m still on crutches and will be back to playing football in 6 months, not 6 weeks

  3. You guys are all stupid…
    So he punches a guy… a guy that went at his knees earlier mind you… and now he deserves this injury.
    Satele deserved that punch.
    Oh and by the way… in case you didn’t know… they wear helmets. Punches don’t hurt when you wear a helmet.
    All of you need to go troll some other team, and just stop hating.
    Get well soon, Big Vick.

  4. A dislocated hip is very serious and extremely painful injury, not something you can recover from in 6 weeks. I dislocated my hip playing basketball 4 years ago and was on crutches for 5 months, and couldn’t even start light jogging until at least the 7th month, only on a stationary bike until then. I wasn’t back to competitive basketball for over a year.

  5. Peyton’s next to dislocate his hip. Dude looked old and weak Sunday night. His noodle of an arm couldn’t push the ball through the air not to mention he looked uncomfortable on the sideline. His fire is a s big as a match stick.

  6. Manning is 4-10 against Brady and 9-11 in the playoffs. Bronco fans are starting to come to the awful realization that Colt fans figured out years ago….he’s a choker and just puts up big numbers against bad teams in domes. Sorry, truth hurts.

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