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Horse Tracks: Avoiding bizarre injuries will be key to Broncos offseason

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It’s June in Broncos Country. Nobody do nothing dumb.

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Let’s be honest, we are entering the time of year where breaking Broncos news means that something horrible happened.

Number one, don’t get arrested. Don’t throw mugs at strip club bartenders. Don’t drive drunk. Don’t be doing drugs that will get you suspended. Please, don’t be stupid. Don’t get arrested.

Next, let’s avoid silly injuries. The Broncos have had their fair share of head-smackingly stupid non-football injuries. Former quarterback Brian Griese, it could be argued, had more than in his fair share. In September of 2002, Brian’s dog got intertwined between his legs on the stairs at home, causing him to fall and injure his ankle. However, this wasn’t the only time Griese’s took a header to affect his football readiness. While running down Terrell Davis’ driveway at a house at a party in May of 2002, Brian fell and knocked himself unconscious, lacerated his eye, blackened it, and chipped a tooth.

Just a year later, quarterback Jake Plummer had his own freak accident. Jake broke his foot getting off the couch in October of 2003.

“I got up off the couch and felt a little pop in my foot,” Plummer said. “It actually just felt almost like a little bit of a strain. I felt it was maybe just a strain of the ligament. ... As the day went (Tuesday), it got worse and worse and it started clicking. I got in here this morning and it was obvious that it wasn’t better at all.”

Then there was Brandon Marshall and the malicious McDonald’s bag. In March of 2008, wide receiver Brandon Marshall slipped on such a bag and, trying to catch himself, inadvertantly put his had through a glass pane in his entertainment center, requiring a cast and surgery.

Let’s hope that offseason Broncos gremlins hibernate until training camp. No injuries. No arrests. Training camp is right around the corner.

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