Broncos LB Von Miller returns on Sunday, expected to play vs. Texans
The Denver Broncos have a tough contest ahead of them when they head south to play the Houston Texans. Fortunately for them, they will be able to field one of their strongest defenders against the Texans as Von Miller has been cleared to play.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the return of the linebacker to the Broncos, and this bit of news should delight fans who will take the time to watch the game.
Broncos’ LB Von Miller, listed as questionable for Sunday with a knee injury, is expected to play against the Texans, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 8, 2019
It’s a boon for the Broncos that they’ll be able to play with one of their best defenders in the game. While it’s unlikely that his presence alone will be able to curb the imminent loss the Broncos will experience at the hands of the Texans, it’s still a good thing for them that he’s available to play given the nature of the injury he sustained last time out.
He revealed that he was definitely concerned with the possibility of him missing the Texans game to the point of being reduced to tears.
“I cried real tears as a 30-year-old man,” Miller said Thursday, per Kyle Newman of the Denver Post. “It was extremely hard for me, because I thought at the beginning of the week — and with how I’ve healed over my career — that I was going to be able to put it out there.”
Miller will be a key defender for the Broncos against the Texans. While his numbers are nowhere near the outstanding form he’s showcased over the last couple of years, his 35 tackles and 6.0 sacks are still respectable numbers. His presence on the field alone should make the Broncos a bit more secure on defense.