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Broncos OT Clady to undergo season ending surgery.

  • Marcus Burnan
Photo: Joe Mahoney,/ AP Images

Photo: Joe Mahoney,/ AP Images

The Denver Broncos have been dealt a shattering blow to their quest for a Super Bowl win.  Ryan Clady, their All Pro offensive tackle and blind side guardian of quaterback Peyton Manning, needs to have season ending surgery on his Lisfranc injury.

The team placed Clady on injured reserve on Wednesday and signed veteran Winston Justice, a former second round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles to replace him.  Justice started 12 games for the Indianapolis Colts last season.

Clady suffered the injury during Sunday’s 41-23 win at the New York Giants.  A lisfranc injury is when the bones and ligaments in the foot tear.  It is often mistaken as a simple sprain of the foot.

Initially, the Broncos did not know whether Clady could return.  The injury is severe enough for him to need surgery and to miss the rest of the season.

Clady recently signed a five-year, $52.5 million contract.  He has started 86 games for the Broncos since being drafted with the twelfth overall pick of the 2008 NFL Draft.  He’s been elected to the Pro Bowl three times ad was voted as one of the team captains for offense along with Peyton Manning.

What do you think?  Could the loss of Ryan Clady have serious consequences fr the Denver Broncos?  Or will they be fine?  Continue the debate on Twitter!


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