Posted Tue Aug 14th by Jon Heath
The Broncos‘ offensive line took a tough blow on Tuesday, when veteran guard Chris Kuper suffered a left forearm fracture during practice. Per the team, Kuper will miss up to six weeks due to the injury.
Right guard Chris Kuper suffered a left forearm fracture during this morning’s practice. He is expected to fully recover within 4-6 weeks.
— Denver Broncos (@Denver_Broncos) August 14, 2012
Denver now has to make some decisions regarding the offensive line. Will Manny Ramirez replace Kuper? Will tackle Orlando Franklin be moved inside? Are Ryan Harris, Zane Beadles and Chris Clark reliable options if Franklin does move inside? Those decisions could decide how well quarterback Peyton Manning is protected this season.
This is a tough blow not only to the Broncos, but more so to Kuper, who was already recovering from an ankle injury that he suffered late last season. Everyone on the BT staff sends get well thoughts Chris’ way.