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Denver Broncos: Guard Chris Kuper’s Ankle Injury not Severe

November 5th, 2012 at 10:05 AM
By DJ Siddiqi

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A bit of good news when it relates to starting right guard Chris Kuper arrived this morning. Kuper's left ankle injury that he suffered during Sunday's game vs. the Bengals isn't severe; X-Rays revealed no breaks in the ankle. The extent of his absence won't be known until MRI's are taken today.

Kuper's season ended in the final game of the regular season in 2011 vs. the Chiefs when he broke his left ankle in a gruesome injury. Kuper had also broken his left forearm during training camp on Aug. 14 which caused him to miss the first five games of the regular season before returning in the sixth game of 2012 at San Diego.

Manny Ramirez – who had started Denver's first five games at right guard with Kuper out – played the remainder of the Cincinnati game at Kuper's position. If Kuper is unable to go, Ramirez will get the nod at right guard yet again.

For a Broncos team that is running on all cylinders, Kuper's injury isn't exactly a positive sign. However, because Kuper's injury isn't serious to the point of him missing more than one game, it has to be taken in a positive way. Denver's offense – passing and running game – is playing excellent as of the moment. It's refreshing to know that Kuper's left ankle isn't severely injured and that he'll back in the starting lineup in no time.

Tags: Chris Kuper, Denver, Denver Broncos, Football, Manny Ramirez, NFL

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