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The Denver Broncos rolled Oakland 37-6 Sunday but lost a key offensive player in center J.D. Walton during the game at Mile High.
Walton suffered a season ending broken ankle late in the first half.
"Disappointed in the injury, but the guys did a great job and I'm glad we got the win and got back on the right track," said Walton via The Denver Post.
Walton went down after Raiders defensive end Jack Crawford was making a tackle on Lance Ball and inadvertently crashed into the backside of his legs.
Walton was replaced by Dan Koppen, who was released by the Patriots and signed by the Broncos as a free agent three weeks ago.
"I'm absolutely sick about J.D. Walton and his potential injury," Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said. "I haven't heard the official (prognosis) but it sure didn't look good out there. I know how hard he has worked. My heart goes out to him."
Koppen will start on Sunday against New England, where he snapped to Tom Brady for nine seasons before being released.
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The Denver Broncos have placed center J.D. Walton on injured reserve with a broken and dislocated left ankle.
Walton was hurt just before halftime in the Broncos' 37-6 win over Oakland on Sunday when Raiders defensive end Jack Crawford inadvertently crashed into his legs as he was making the tackle on running back Lance Ball.
Walton was replaced by Dan Koppen, who was signed...
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Denver Broncos center J.D. Walton is out for the year after the team placed him on injured reserve Monday, a day after he broke an ankle during a 37-6 rout of the Oakland Raiders. Walton left late in the first half and was replaced by veteran Dan Koppen. The move was announced by Broncos coach John Fox during his weekly press conference. Fox said Koppen should have no problem...
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