Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller will undergo an MRI today to determine the extent of a knee injury he suffered Sunday in the Broncos’ victory in Houston.
The Broncos are bracing for bad news, that Miller’s anterior cruciate ligament is torn and his season is finished. Miller, whose knee gave way as he fought off a block in the first quarter, said he had had looseness in his knee and that the Reliant Stadium turf aggravated the instability, the Denver Post reported. The Broncos were left hoping for the best as the regular season winds down.
“He looked okay, so hopefully we get good news and he gets good news,” Broncos defensive tackle Sylvester Williams said (via ESPN).
Losing Miller would be a blow to the Broncos, whose stellar offense with Peyton Manning grabs all the headlines. The team’s defense is ranked 22nd in the NFL and Miller is tied for second on the team with five sacks and has 33 tackles. He missed the first six games of the season while serving a suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. The Broncos were 6-0 without him, but NBC’s Tony Dungy takes a “that was then, this is now” view if Miller is done for the season.