Denver Broncos: Von Miller leaves game vs. Browns with scary looking injury

Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

Things continue to spiral downward for the Denver Broncos in this 2021 season.

Just before halftime of the Week 7 game against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football, Broncos linebacker Von Miller left the game with an injury to his leg.

Earlier in the week, Miller talked about how much of an impact he would have on the game, looking to help spark his team and end this three-game losing skid.

The game is at halftime as of this writing and the Browns hold a 10-0 lead. It could be much worse. Miller has been one of the few players appearing to give max effort on each play, pressuring Case Keenum and nearly getting a couple of sacks in the first half.

But after he went down, it would be a surprise to see him come back in this game.

With 1:02 left in the first half, Keenum dropped back to pass and Miller got into the backfield but just after Keenum released the ball, Miller was ran into by his own teammate Dre’Mont Jones. Miller went down in a heap.

Things didn’t appear to be too bad until a second replay was shown.

Von Miller has dealt with serious injuries before

Miller was able to leave the field under his own power, but he did so with a noticeable limp. As his teammates patted him on the helmet, it seemed to be an injury that Von, who has dealt with serious injuries in his career, knew was bad.

The Broncos are already missing key starters in Bradley Chubb, Josey Jewell and Alexander Johnson. It is likely they will have to go the rest of this game and perhaps much longer without Miller.

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And if this injury proves to be one that sidelines Von for an extended period of time, it will open the door to some interesting and inevitable questions concerning his future in Denver.

Following halftime, FOX sideline reporter Kristina Pink reported that Miller was having X-rays done for an ankle injury and his return was questionable.