The Denver Broncos will lose edge rusher Bradley Chubb for an extended period of time as the pass rusher will undergo ankle surgery to remove a bone spur on Wednesday. The team announced on their website that no timetable for his return will be known until after the surgery is completed.
Since joining the Broncos as the fifth overall pick in 2018, Chubb and star Broncos edge rusher Von Miller have not been able to get on the field together. Hopefully this corrective surgery will help them finish a season together for the first time since his rookie season.
Quick reminder that since Vic Fangio became the Broncos head coach he's had Von Miller and Bradley Chubb together for less than 5 total games.— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) September 21, 2021
Chubb has missed a total of 15 games since then and will likely be out another month or two, but maybe sooner if the prognosis and rehab go much quicker. Chubb is remaining optimistic and seems like a man that is both frustrated by the situation and totally motivated by it.
“When this thing’s healed up, I expect to see a whole new Bradley Chubb, a whole new animal, a whole new dog,” Chubb said. “I feel like 2018 was like my full year healthy, and I feel like when I get done with this, it’s going to be 10 times that. I’m really excited just to see everything that comes full circle.”
Frankly, the Broncos are showing they are a good enough team to make a playoff push and if a healthy Chubb comes back like a man on a mission it could bode very well for the team. We’re already seeing peak Von Miller right now and to think about him getting paired with a fresh and angry Bradley Chubb in December and into January... yes please!
Here’s to a swift and speedy recovery!