John Fox’s “next man up approach” has been put into action. The Broncos training room is full as players nurse hamstrings, knees, ankles, and other expensive body parts.
Unfortunately the latest injury is to starting right right guard Chris Kuper. Kuper left Tuesday’s practice holding his left arm. The diagnosis: broken bone in left forearm. He will miss six weeks which includes the Broncos’ first three games of the regular season.
Kuper is in the middle of a streak of bad luck. During the Broncos last regular season game on January 1, he suffered a fractured fibula and torn ankle ligaments that required him to have surgery. He worked his tail off in the off season to rehab and slowly get back to form.
Manny Rameriez is expected to replace him as he started in place of him during the Broncos first preseason game against the Chicago Bears.
Kuper’s absence puts a big hole in a line that is trying to gel with Peyton Manning’s new offense. Kuper’s quick feet and strong blocking ability will be missed.