Yesterday it was starting right guard Chris Kuper, today it’s starting defensive end Jason Hunter.
Hunter will miss at least two months and possibly the entire season with a torn triceps muscle. He reportedly injured the arm while hitting a blocking sled during practice.
This is very bad news for Hunter who beat out Robert Ayers for the starting job just two weeks ago. Hunter came into the league in 2006 undrafted out of Appalachian State. He started 14 games for the Broncos in the last two seasons. During his two-year tenure with Denver, he had 81 tackles, 4 sacks, and 1 forced fumble.
Defensive tackle Ty Warren missed the entire 2011 season after suffering the same injury and opting for surgery.
Ayers and the team’s first pick in the 2012 draft, Derek Wolfe, are now expected to compete for the starting job in the base defense.