The favorites in the AFC were dealt another huge blow on Sunday.
Outside linebacker Von Miller, by far the struggling defense's best player, left the game against Houston in the first quarter with a knee injury. The game wasn't even over and there was a report that Miller would get tests in Denver on Monday and there was concern it was a serious injury, according to the Denver Post.
Tests will determine how long Miller is out, but the Post reported there "is concern the injury is significant."
Needless to say, that would be a huge issue for the Broncos. Denver's defense hasn't played well all season. Losing Miller, a dangerous playmaker off the edge, would make that unit even more vulnerable. The Broncos were already playing Sunday without receiver Wes Welker, who is out with a concussion. Earlier in the season Denver lost standout left tackle Ryan Clady to a foot injury.
Miller hasn't had a great season since starting the year on a drug-related suspension, but had five sacks in eight games and was the best player the Broncos had.
Denver will be crossing its fingers until Miller's test results are in.
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