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The injury that kept Ryan Clady out of the 2013 Pro Bowl will require surgery
Denver Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady will undergo surgery to his right should the Denver Post is reporting. Clady, who first suffered the injury during the Broncos regular season finale against the Kansas City Chiefs, missed Sunday's Pro Bowl because of the injury.
Clady has started all 80 games in his NFL career, and early indications are that he should be ready for the start of the 2013 regular season, though Clady will likely miss most - if not all - of the offseason program.
The No. 12 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this off-season, but the Broncos are expected to bring him back - either with a new long-term deal or by using the franchise tag. Either way, Clady should expect a hefty payday, making close to $10 million per season.
Clady missed a week of practice during the BYE week before the Broncos 38-35 OT loss to Baltimore but played in the game.