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  • Broncos' Chris Kuper to miss six weeks with broken forearm

    Taken from: http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci...edium=facebook

    Broncos right guard Chris Kuper broke one of the bones in his left forearm and will miss six weeks, which would include the team's first three regular-season games.

    Kuper suffered the injury early in Tuesday's practice during a team drill. He carried his helmet in his right hand and appeared extremely frustrated as he immediately left the field with a trainer and went inside to get X-Rays.

    Kuper is expected to be replaced for the foreseeable future by veteran Manny Ramirez, who also replaced Kuper in last week's preseason opener. The team had been easing Kuper back into full-time action while he recovered from the gruesome ankle and lower leg injury he suffered on Jan. 1.

    Kuper's new injury broke the Broncos' streak

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    View slide show of Denver Broncos training camp Tuesday.
    of relative good health through the preseason.

    Five other players sat out of practice because of illness or injury. Two others, in addition to Kuper, had to leave the session early.

    The new additions to the injury report are defensive end Jason Hunter (triceps) and rookie running back Ronnie Hillman (hamstring). Denver coach John Fox said Hillman "tweaked" the same hamstring that had kept him out of earlier practices and out of the preseason opener last week.

    Also held out of practice were linebackers Keith Brooking (hamstring) and Danny Trevathan (ankle), safety Quinton Carter (knee/hamstring), wide receiver Tyler Grisham (knee) and cornerback Tracy Porter (illness).

    "You're concerned about all of them, because you want them out there. This is how you get better," Fox said. "We take a next-man-up approach, and it gives the man behind them an opportunity."

    The Broncos also practiced without starting defensive tackle Ty Warren for the second consecutive day. Warren is excused while he deals with a family issue.

    With Warren out, rookie Derek Wolfe and second-year player Mitch Unrein took snaps with the first-team defense alongside Justin Bannan.

    Footnote. The Broncos announced that Thursday's morning practice, from 8:50-11:30 a.m., is the final session that will be open to the public. Friday's practice will be open to media only.



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    • #3
      really, really not cool

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      • #4
        Originally posted by InElwayWeTrust View Post
        No doubt. Seems like we just can't catch a break.

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        • #5
          Hey Kuper ...

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          Defense wins championships

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          • #6
            Sigh.........

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            • #7
              I want to be mad, but I feel like a lot of teams are taking his and felt like ours was inevitable. Ugh.

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              • #8
                Damn- We need Kuper.
                Hopefully he has a full recovery.

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                • #9
                  We should slide Franklin in to RG and play Harris or Clark at RT...

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                  • #10
                    Not that upset about this, because I didn't want us to rush him back for week 1 anyway. This will give his ankle more time to recover so he will hopefully be closer to 100% by the time he does step on the field.


                    What does upset me is Ronnie Hillman's hamstring. What is it with the freaking Denver Broncos and freaking running backs getting hamstring injuries in training camp EVERY YEAR???!!!! Are they just not stretching? This is ridiculous.

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                    • #11
                      If we have Ramirez at RG.... ugh.

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                      • #12
                        ugh times 3... not a great start

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                        • #13
                          Yeah it sucks

                          Bones heal pretty quick though - what bothers me most is it might suggest a pattern of weak bones - then again maybe just crazy luck

                          One of our defensive players was interviewed on 104.3 today and actually spoke highly of Manny. Can't remember who it was - maybe trevathan
                          The beatings will continue until morale improves....

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                          • #14
                            http://blog.denverbroncos.com/denver...iss-4-6-weeks/
                            The beatings will continue until morale improves....

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                            • #15
                              As long as his Forearm didn't snap at 90 angle like his last injury

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                              Thanks Freyaka for the Sig! And Avatar!

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