Von Miller understudy Bradley Chubb not 100 percent yet for Broncos
The Denver Broncos received terrible news regarding Von Miller on Tuesday, and the news is not encouraging about the current status of Bradley Chubb. According to the NFL Network’s James Palmer, Chubb isn’t 100 percent yet and his status for Week 1 is undetermined.
An added element with Von Miller’s injury is the fact that the #broncos believe Bradley Chubb, who's coming off an ACL injury, is going to continue to take some time to get to 100%. They don’t know exactly how long into the season that’ll take. He’ll likely be on a pitch count
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) September 9, 2020
On Tuesday, despite the Broncos holding practice indoors and without pads, Miller would suffer a freak ankle injury. After undergoing an MRI, it is revealed that Miller’s injury is severe enough to sideline him for the 2020 season.
As a result, it would be the second consecutive season that Denver would be without Chubb or Miller. Last season, Chubb sustained a torn ACL early in the year, causing him to miss the majority of his sophomore campaign.
And it appears that Chubb could also miss some time to begin the upcoming season as he continues to recover from his ACL injury. Or at the least, as Palmer stated, the Broncos could deploy him on a pitch count until he gets healthier.
Entering the 2020 campaign, Denver was expected to have a dominant defensive unit, especially along the defensive front. The offseason addition of Jurrell Casey was supposed to give Miller and Chubb more opportunities to thrive off of the edge.
With Miller likely out for the season, the Broncos could ask Jeremiah Attaochu to fill in for him. On the other hand, Denver could look to make a move to help replace the irreplaceable production of the All-Pro edge rusher. At the same time, Chubb could be used sparingly when the Broncos kick off the upcoming season sans Miller.
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