Posted Mon Oct 8th by Monty
Talk about adding injury to insult… Straight from the Monday presser, Center Tom Nalen, the anchor of our offensive line, has been lost for the season, along with up and coming tight end talent Nate Jackson. The former suffered a biceps tear that requires surgery and four months of recovery (not career-ending), while the latter suffered a “bad tear” to his groin and will require some time to heal.
Coach Shanahan declined to indicate how Nalen’s loss would be compensated, although I would expect either LG Chris Myers to move to center or C Greg Eslinger to be signed from the practice squad. I would prefer to see Eslinger given his shot and keep Myers at left guard, where he’s been improving week to week.
This is nothing short of a huge blow to the Broncos, especially considering Ben Hamilton is not available as Nalen’s backup. We’ll have more later.