The Denver Broncos are already thin at linebacker after Corey Nelson had to be put on season-ending injured reserve after a shoulder injury and they got more bad news at the position on Monday.
The Broncos coach Vance Joseph announced on Monday that Todd Davis suffered a high-ankle sprain and is currently being evaluated, according to a report from Troy Renck of ABC 7 in Denver.
Davis has become a starter at inside linebacker for the Broncos over the past two seasons and has become an integral part of their defense. He was their leading tackler in 2016 and Pro Football Focus is currently ranking him as their 19th-highest graded inside linebacker in the NFL.
However, it appears that the Broncos will now be without him for some time. Though he’s still being evaluated to determine the severity of the injury, high-ankle sprains often carry a recovery timetable of 4-6 weeks.
With Davis out, that leaves the Broncos with Brandon Marshall, Zaire Anderson and Jerrol Garcia-Williams, who was called up from the practice squad on Saturday when Nelson was put on injured reserve. The Broncos don’t currently have any other linebackers on their practice squad, so if they’re going to add depth they’re going to have to turn to free agency or somebody else’s practice squad.
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