Denver Sack Leader Dumervil Out Indefinitely
by Badger of Predictem.com
The Denver Broncos pass-rush specialist and the National Football Leagues defending sack leader Elvis Dumervil suffered what is being
reported as a torn chest (pectoral) muscle late in practice on Wednesday night. Big number 92 was injured in Wednesday evening’s practice (8/4/10) as he worked in a one-on-one drill against tackle Tyler Polumbus.
Earlly speculation is that he will miss upwards of four to five months
and miss virtually all of the 2010 season.
Dumervil, who led the NFL with 17 sacks last season and cashed in when he signed a nearly 60 million contract extension over five years
in the offseason, was injured during a one-on-one pass rush drill in
training camp Wednesday.
Dumervils injury is just one more aliment for the snake-bit Broncos
during the first week of camp, as they lost both running backs
Knowshon Moreno and Correll Buckhalter to injury on the very first
day and have had veterans D.J. Williams and Brian Dawkins also miss
time early in camp due to injury. The Broncos next highest pass
rusher, end Darrell Reid with four last year, has yet to practice
this season with a bad knee.
The Broncos are also without a key component to the offense too, as
left tackle Ryan Clady is still recovering from a torn patellar
tendon he injured playing hoops in the offseason.
Dumervil, who has 43 sacks since being drafted in 2006 out of
Louisville, had a breakout year last season when the Broncos switched
the 5-foot-10, 248-pound hybrid end from a traditional role in the
old 4-3 scheme to his new role as an outside linebacker in their 3-4
Jarvis Moss is expected to take his place in the starting lineup.