The Denver Broncos have eased through the first two weeks of the season with dominant victories over the Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants as Peyton Manning has picked apart defenses in each of the games. The Broncos have looked like the best team in football so far, but they may have just hit their first speed bump and it’s a big one.
USA Today reports Broncos star LT Ryan Clady has suffered a Lisfranc sprain and is out indefinitely.
Clady has yet to miss a game since he was selected by the Broncos in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft. The left tackle is the anchor of a Broncos offensive line that has allowed only three sacks through the first two weeks.
This could be a huge boost for the Raiders as they head to Mile High to take on the Broncos next Monday night. The Raiders defense sacked Chad Henne five times last week and a damaged Broncos offensive line could lead to a big game from defensive ends Lamarr Houston and Justin Hunter.
Chris Clark will step in to start for Clady at the LT position and Clark shouldn’t affect the chemistry too much as he practiced with the first team throughout most of the offseason and training camp while Clady recovered from surgery to recover a torn labrum.