Denver Broncos first round draft pick Shane Ray left the field against the Houston Texans Saturday, walking under his own power but with the assistance of two trainers. Ray walked off after sharing a sack of Texans QB Tom Savage, where Chuka Ndulue rolled into his leg.
#Broncos lucky Shane Ray isn't suffering an injury from this https://t.co/67dRRNASVO— Allan Bell (@AllanBell247) August 23, 2015
Trainers appear to be looking at Ray's right ankle/foot.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) August 23, 2015
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However, the Broncos averted disaster.
Ray walking around fine on the sideline.Was pointing to his right knee when explaining to teammates why came out. But appears fine. #Broncos— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) August 23, 2015
No injury to Broncos LB Shane Ray. He is OK.— Patrick Smyth (@psmyth12) August 23, 2015
#Broncos LB Shane Ray, who limped off briefly in 3rd Q (he returned to game) to @andy850KOA -- "I'm good.''— Jeff Legwold (@Jeff_Legwold) August 23, 2015
It was a particularly close call considering Ray was recovering from turf toe and quad injuries this offseason; he's probably a bit more prone to a setback given those ailments.
We'll let you know if there are any further updates, but for the moment, it appears the Broncos and Ray are just fine.