According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Denver Broncos’ star pass rusher Von Miller will miss the 2020 NFL season because of a tendon injury to his ankle that occurred in practice. Miller expected to get surgery that will end his season.
Broncos’ OLB Von Miller injured a tendon in his ankle on the last play of practice today, and he is expected to need surgery that is likely to end his season, league source tells ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 9, 2020
This is a huge blow to the Denver Broncos as Miller is considered to be the team’s best player. Miller has been one of the league’s best defensive players since getting drafted second overall by the Broncos in 2011. Over 135 career games, Miller has 106 sacks. Last season, Miller had a down year and only produced eight sacks.
At this point in his career, Miller seems to be almost a lock for the Hall of Fame. Miller is an eight-time Pro Bowler, three-time First-Team All-Pro and four-time Second-Team All-Pro. He also won Defensive Rookie of the Year his first season in the league. In 2015 Miller led an elite Broncos defense to a Super Bowl victory and won the games MVP with 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. This offseason Miller was voted onto the 2010s All-Decade Team.
This news is extremely disappointing for Broncos fans not only because they may lose their best player, but for the second straight season they lose one of their elite pass rushers. Last season second-year player Bradley Chubb missed 12 games to a torn ACL. Now Broncos fans will have to wait another season for arguably the league’s most talented pass-rushing duo of Miller and Chubb to be on the field at the same time.