(ENGLEWOOD, Colo.) — Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller will be out the remainder of the playoffs after an MRI confirmed that he tore his ACL in his left knee in Sunday’s win over the Texans.
The two-time Pro Bowler suffered the injury midway through the first quarter and is expected to be out of the team’s offseason program and likely some of training camp, according to sources.
Following the injury, Nate Irving came into the game for Miller and played well.
“People get sick of hearing me say it, but it’s next man up, literally,” Broncos head coach John Fox said after the game. “Nate Irving stepped in and did a very good job. Our team has been that way the whole season — doesn’t matter what phase of the game it is, even me taking a leave of absence [heart surgery] for four weeks.”
Miller played in only nine games this season after he was suspended for the first six games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
The Broncos will take on the Oakland Raiders on Sunday needing a win to clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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