Thursday, September 19, 2013

Broncos Lose Clady For Season

Earlier in the week, the Denver Broncos had been hopeful that left tackle Ryan Clady had just sprained his left foot. 
Clady was seen Monday boarding the plane home with a protective boot on his foot. That afternoon The Denver Post reported according to NFL sources that Clady had a serious foot injury. 
The Post was correct in saying it was a serious injury: it was the dreaded Lisfranc injury. 
The Broncos will now be without all-pro Clady for the rest of the season while he recovers from his injury, an injury that so many players have received lately. 
Clady was placed yesterday on the season-ending injury reserve. He will need surgery to repair the damage to his foot, which he sustained in Sunday's win against the New York Giants. 
Since he was drafted 12th overall out of Boise State in 2008, Clady has been a standout player, starting in all 85 games of his NFL career. He had just signed a $52.5 million, five year contract in July, with $33 million guaranteed.
Clady spent the offseason recovering from shoulder surgery and skipped voluntary practices. He was eased into practices over the first few weeks of training and was deemed healthy for the start of the season.
Clady is a two-time first team all-pro and has been elected to three Pro Bowls. This year, for the first time in his career, Clady was nominated by his teammates as one of two offensive captains, along with quarterback Peyton Manning.
To fill Clady's position, the Broncos signed veteran tackle Winston Justice, a 2006 second round draft pick by the Philadelphia Eagles. Justice started 12 games at right tackle for the Indianapolis Colts last season. Denver also has two rookie tackles on the practice squad, and starting left guard Zack Beadles could switch if necessary. Chris Clark, who signed a contract earlier in the week for a two-year extension, will start at left tackle against the Oakland Raiders on Monday.
References: 9 News and USA Today.
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