DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30: Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions battles against the block of offensive guard Chris Kuper #73 of the Denver Broncos Sports Authority at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 30, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Right guard Chris Kuper suffered a left forearm fracture during this morning's practice. He is expected to fully recover within 4-6 weeks.— Denver Broncos (@Denver_Broncos) August 14, 2012
According to Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post, Kuper broke one of the bones in his left forearm, and will miss 6 weeks. Kuper suffered the injury in the early portion of tuesdays practice, during a team drill. Kuper has been easing back into practice after suffering that nasty ankle injury in the season finale game against the Chiefs.
Manny Ramirez seems like the natural replacement for Kuper. Manny has been taking 1st team reps, while Kuper has been eased back into practice. It will be interesting to see if the coaches try Orlando Franklin at RG. There has been reports that the team has been considering that. We will see though. Tough break for the Broncos and Kuper.
Also, rookie running back Ronnie Hillman tweaked his hamstring, the same hamstring that kept him out of practice and the teams first preseason game last week. DE Jason Hunter also missed a portion of the practice with a triceps injury. No indication if either of the injuries are serious or not.