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Broncos LT Ryan Clady Has Lisfranc Sprain, May Need Season-Ending Surgery

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Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images.
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images.

While the good times are rolling in Denver after two blowout wins to start the season, things might get a little bit tougher for Peyton Manning and company moving forward. Denver Broncos All-Pro LT Ryan Clady has been diagnosed with a Lisfranc sprain, and he may have to undergo season-ending surgery, per The Denver Post.

The Broncos still have the option of putting Clady on injured reserve with a designation to return since they haven’t had to apply that tag to anyone just yet. That would put his return on Week 11 when the Broncos host the Kansas City Chiefs. This would be the ideal scenario as it would hopefully allow him to return to help them on a late-season run and into the playoffs.

This news would explain why Denver signed backup LT Chris Clark to a two-year contract extension earlier today. There are clearly some concerns in Denver, so Clark was signed as insurance.

"I'm no fortune teller or into tea leaves or any of that good stuff," Fox said. "I'm into the reporting nature of how we report the game. So right now it's exactly what we said — it's a left foot sprain — and when we know something (more) we'll let all the fortune tellers know."

Clady is coming off of offseason shoulder surgery that forced him to sit out of the Pro Bowl and most of the team’s offseason workouts, and he just signed a five-year, $52.5 million extension with the team.

Whether the team opts to have him undergo surgery or not, he will be out of their lineup for some time. This is a devastating loss to one of the most potent offenses in the NFL.