Denver Broncos edge rusher Shane Ray spent most of his 2017 season nursing and fighting through a wrist injury. That same wrist is acting up again during the teams OTA’s this week.
Shane Ray has wrist injury — related to wrist problem from last year. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) June 4, 2018
During the first week of training camp last season, Ray tore a ligament in his wrist and was slated to miss the first 6-8 weeks of the regular season. He returned with a cast on his wrist, but was never quite the same and ended the season on injured reserve.
With the addition of Bradley Chubb to the rotation, Ray needed a big offseason to challenge for playing time. This will severely limit his chances of keeping Chubb at bay moving forward.
The best thing for Ray now is to slow it way down and ensure his wrist is fully healed before returning to the field. He cannot afford to have another season of fighting through this nagging wrist injury.
Update: Ray should be OK and the issues are not unexpected.
Just swelling and soreness, which happens post-surgery sometimes when activity ramps up. Rehab was positive, strength is good. Ray should be OK. https://t.co/cbMvZ6o2kT— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 4, 2018
Vance Joseph told me they are going to be smart with Shane Ray. Training camp is what they want him ready for. I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t do much at all the rest of the spring. It’s same wrist that put him on the shelf last year.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) June 4, 2018