Denver Broncos starting left tackle Ryan Clady will miss
five-to-six months of action while rehabbing from surgery to repair a torn rotator
cuff, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN.
Ryan Clady told me his surgery on his rotator cuff tear "will be about a five to a six month process."
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) February 19, 2013
Clady expounded on his recovery process, telling Anderson
that there’s no way he’ll join the Broncos for minicamps this offseason. Still,
he plans on being just about 100 percent by July or August.
"There's no way I'm going to be in minicamps this year
because I won't be ready shoulder-wise (even) if I do get a deal done by then,”
Clady said. "In other words, I'm planning for (shoulder rehab), so I'm not
going to be there, regardless if I don't get a deal done still. Even if I get a
deal done, my chances are I probably wouldn't do much in training camp. About
that time, I should be just about 100 percent around July or August -- in that
While Clady’s procedure will likely put off talks of a
long-term contract extension with Denver for the time being, the team has said
that it will use its franchise tag to keep the offensive lineman in the fold
next year. After the Broncos see how Clady recovers and responds following
injury, they could resume extension discussions next offseason.
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