Denver Broncos: Matt Paradis to miss remainder of season

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 4: Center Matt Paradis #61 of the Denver Broncos puts his hand on his head as he is carted of the field with an injury in the second quarter of a game against the Houston Texans at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on November 4, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 4: Center Matt Paradis #61 of the Denver Broncos puts his hand on his head as he is carted of the field with an injury in the second quarter of a game against the Houston Texans at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on November 4, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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The worst has been confirmed. Matt Paradis will be gone for the remainder of the season after suffering a fractured fibula in Sunday’s loss.

The Denver Broncos have lost another member of their offensive line for the season. And he has been one of the best center’s in the game. But unfortunately, the season is over for Matt Paradis.

Ian Rapoport has reported that Matt Paradis will need surgery on his fractured fibula. The surgery will be season ending as he states the Broncos will place him on injured reserve. He will be recovering for a bit.

It is an unfortunate turn of events for Matt Paradis, who was in a contract year. There should be no debate that the Broncos should re-sign him. But we will save that for another time.

The stats on Matt Paradis’ are just out of this world. Before the injury, he played 3,850 snaps to start his career. It was the second longest active streak in the NFL. Now that streak has come to an end.

It truly is an unfortunate injury. It marks the second offensive lineman that Denver has lost to a season ending injury. Just a few weeks ago, Denver lost Ron Leary to an Achilles injury.

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The Denver Broncos will now roll with Connor McGovern as their center. Sixth round rookie draft pick Sam Jones should also see more playing time. Expect him to be a game day active starting with the Week 11 matchup on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers.

What Denver decides to do regarding Matt Paradis’ future remains to be seen, but it will be a big story to watch going into the 2019 offseason.

Hopefully he and the Broncos will find a way to work something out. Until then, we are hoping that Matt Paradis has a speedy recovery.