The Denver Broncos have have suffered a potentially huge loss this week, when it was reported that starting left tackle Ryan Clady has a Lisfranc injury in his left foot, according to the Denver Post:
Tests on Ryan Clady’s left foot have led to fear of a serious injury, according to two NFL sources.
The Broncos are discussing options on how to best proceed with their All Pro left tackle. The worst-case scenario of season-ending injured reserve is a possibility.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that Clady will be placed on injured reserve, effectively ending his season.
Clady has started every game in his NFL career since being drafted by the Broncos 12th overall in 2008. Clady was injured in Sunday’s game against the Giants and he was replaced in the lineup by fourth-year backup tackle Chris Clark.
The Broncos have looked like the early favorites in the AFC, but will need Clark to step up and protect Peyton Manning’s blind side if they are to continue their dominance throughout the season. Manning has only been sacked three times in the Broncos’ first two games and keeping him upright will be key to Denver’s chances of advancing to the Super Bowl this year.
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