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Broncos’ Von Miller rocks ‘Mile High Salute’ while showing off his new cast

Von Miller, Broncos

Von Miller is facing a different challenge outside the football field this season, but he is ready for it.

After suffering an injury in practice, the Denver Broncos star linebacker underwent surgery to repair damage to his left ankle, which ended his 2020 season before it could begin. He was placed on the team’s injured reserve after the surgery and because of the long road to recovery, it is doubtful if he can return to the field this season.

But Miller, who was set to play his 10th season for Denver, remains in high spirits. He shared a picture of himself on social media wearing a cast on his left leg while doing the “Mile High Salute,” which was made famous by Broncos running back and two-time champion Terrell Davis. 

The 31-year old Miller has been highly durable for the Broncos, missing just nine regular season games before his injury. The eight-time Pro Bowler and Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl 50 is coming off a season where he had just eight sacks and 46 combined tackles. The eight sacks in the 2019 season are the second lowest of his career, and the former champion was preparing for what was going to be a bounce-back season before the injury. 

Without their 6-foot-3, 250-pound linebacker, the Broncos lost their season opener against the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football, 16-14, with the defense recording just one sack. Denver hopes to get its first win of the 2020 season when they face Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday.