AP source: Broncos star Von Miller sustains serious ankle injury

Published: Sep. 8, 2020 at 8:39 PM MDT
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP/KKTV) - A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the Denver Broncos fear star linebacker Von Miller suffered a season-ending ankle injury toward the end of practice Tuesday.

KKTV sister station CBS Denver reports Miller has undergone an MRI but is in the process of getting a second opinion.

The practice took place indoors because of a snowstorm that struck the Rocky Mountains after a series of upper-90s and 100-degree days. CBS Denver -- citing its own sources -- is reporting that Miller “stepped wrong” near the end of practice, which caused the injury.

Miller, 31, appeared primed for a big season after adding several pounds of muscle in the offseason and rededicating himself. He was reportedly coming off a successful training camp, per CBS Denver. Last month, Miller said he was inspired by Kobe Bryant’s eulogy and Michael Jordan’s documentary.

Miller’s pass-rushing partner, Bradley Chubb, has hit some rough patches in his return from a torn ACL, and coach Vic Fangio suggested recently that Chubb would take some time to get back to 100 percent.

The Broncos open the season Monday night against Tennessee.

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