The Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans released their second injury report ahead of their Sunday matchup. For the Broncos, their star player and face of the Franchise revealed to reporters that he is dealing with an MCL injury.
Broncos LB Von Miller is dealing with an MCL injury, and he could miss a second game on Sunday at Houston https://t.co/UzjjRtkSBO— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 5, 2019
After today’s practice in which Miller was once again a limited participant, he was asked by reporters about how hard it was to sit out last Sunday’s game versus the Chargers. During his answer, Miller revealed that he is dealing with an MCL injury.
“It was hard. It was extremely hard. I cried real tears. A 30-year-old man. It was extremely hard for me. I thought, especially at the beginning of the week and the way that I’ve healed over my career, I thought I was going to be able to put it out there. But MCL is just an important ligament, and especially with my game. If I was standing back off the ball, playing D-tackle or something like that, or inside backer, anything like that, but all exotic movements I really couldn’t do. My game has a foundation in exotic movements. I took it all the way up until the deadline and just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t even say it. I couldn’t even say I wasn’t playing, I had to let them make that call because in my head I had already geared my mind up. I was ready to go, I went to sleep the night before and went through all of my pregame rituals. Everything that I do, I was getting ready for the game, and I just couldn’t do it.”
His status for this week appears up in the air and Friday’s practice will be a big indicator on his chances to play on Sunday. If he can put in a full practice, he should be good to go with everything feels well. However, another limited practice likely makes him a game-time decison once again this weekend.
The other notable player for the Broncos who is working their way back from injury is tackle Ja’Wuan James. Head Coach Vic Fangio told reporters after practice that James is “getting better” and will be active this Sunday. However, he is uncertain the amount of reps he will play against the Texans.
Here is your entire Thursday injury report for the Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans ahead of their game this Sunday.
Denver Broncos injury report
|Malik Reed||OLB||Ankle / Shoulder||DNP||LIMITED|
|Jeremiah Attaochu||OLB||Lower leg||LIMITED||FULL|
Houston Texans injury report
|Bradley Roby||CB||Hamstring / Toe||LIMITED||LIMITED|
|Jordan Akins||TE||Knee||NOT LISTED||LIMITED|
BOLD - Indicates change in status; NIR- Indicates not injury related; *- Team conducted a walk through / report is an estimation
STATUS DEFINITIONS: Did not participate (DNP); Limited: means less than 100 percent of a player’s normal repetitions; Full: 100 percent of player’s normal repetitions; Out: will not play; Doubtful: Unlikely to play; Questionable: Uncertain to play