Von Miller couldn’t avoid undergoing the knife following his ankle injury.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that after a visit with specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, the Broncos pass rusher will have surgery to repair the dislocated tendon, per a source.
The surgery will sideline Miller several months and likely for the entire season.
An MRI on Wednesday revealed a dislocated peroneal tendon, which means Miller’s tendon flipped over the ankle bone. The injury usually requires surgery — as his visit with Dr. Anderson confirmed – which comes with a normal 5-6-month rehab. At best, Miller would miss three months, but that seems a long-shot after surgery.
The star pass rusher injured his ankle late in Tuesday’s practice. He will head to IR.
The news is a blow to the Broncos, who hoped to have both Miller and Bradley Chubb as a two-headed rushing monster to give the likes of Patrick Mahomes trouble. Alas, that plan will have to wait for another day.
Miller, meanwhile, is stalking an eventual comeback.
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