Denver Broncos: Von Miller hopes to return by December 13
Denver Broncos pass rusher Von Miller said that he hopes to return by December 13, against the Panthers.
The loss of Von Miller to a horrific ankle injury was just part of the beginning of a rash of injuries the Denver Broncos have suffered this year. But will this one keep MIller out for the entire year?
He hopes not. He’s planning on that not being the case.
Miller recently said that he hopes to return to game action by December 13th. That would mean he would be playing by week 14, against the Carolina Panthers.
Miller would have to be activated off of injured reserve. Once he is, the Broncos will have three weeks to determine whether or not he will be ready to play in a game.
At 1-3, the Broncos have a long way to go and a tough hill to climb. They’ve got a bunch of key pieces out due to injury and a schedule that isn’t very kind to them. I’m sure Miller would want to return to the field this year no matter what the Broncos’ record is by the time he’s cleared.
However, the Broncos may not feel the same way. If there is very little chance the team makes the playoffs, will they risk putting Miller out there? It could mean making an already-bad injury even worse.
There’s also the possibility that with the recent COVID outbreaks on several teams across the NFL, that the season be put on hold. Whether or not the NFL has considered it remains unknown. There have been a couple of games that have been rescheduled but only for a couple of weeks. If things continue to get worse, maybe the league will suspend play.
That would give Miller a fair shot at playing in more than just the remaining four games of the season (based on the date in which he hopes to return).
It would also give a couple of other Broncos players who are hurt the chance to help the team have a better chance of winning more games than they would without them.
Miller has been a huge part of the Broncos franchise since being the second-overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. The hope is that he will have several more successful years with the franchise and possibly even finish his career in orange and blue.