Looks like Boss damaged his knee bad enough to require microfracture surgery in the next couple of days, thus likely sending him to IR for the year. That means he will fulfill his most significant worry coming into the season: he hasn't and never will stay healthy.
The same story from the Post reports that Champ can be expected to miss some time too:
Champ Bailey, who suffered a groin injury in the first half of Monday's game, went for a magnetic resonance imaging exam Tuesday and is expected to miss at least a month and possibly longer.
Rookie Jack Williams, who played in place of Champ Bailey Monday night, is expected to move into the left cornerback position after the team's bye week.
The broncos also still have a roster spot left over from the Shaw suspension, and they recently cleared two spots on their practice squad, by releasing Stephen Harris (DT) and PJ Pope(RB).
I think Woodyard is going to get some playing time, and I bet that is going to make a lot of you guys excited. I know, because i am excited too, but let's keep our feet on the ground here, and realize that Woodyard won't be half as good as Boss was. But I think Woodyard's attitude will lend a spark to the defense while he learns. But I am getting ahead of myself... K2 is another possible starter which would have Nate moving back outside to man Boss' SLB position. Fiddling around with Moss is also a possibility, but don't expect it. He still lines up with a hand in the dirt, so the OLB experiment hasn't come to pass with moss yet.
We need Champ back ASAP, but Williams can use the experience. In the big scheme of things, the loss of Champ for a little while should help, so he needs to take his time and get fully healthy before trying to return.