Denver Broncos offensive lineman Chris Kuper will require
another surgery in the same area as the severe left ankle dislocation he
sustained during the final game of the 2011 season, according to Mike Klis of
The Denver Post.
"This one is less traumatic," Kuper said. "It
doesn't have all the other things wrong in there, so I'm optimistic it will be
a normal recovery."
Kuper’s initial injury was much worse than the break he is
currently dealing with. He originally sustained it on Jan. 1, 2012 during a
contest against the Kansas City Chiefs, and the dislocation caused multiple
breaks to his fibula along with several ligament tears in his leg. He underwent
surgery at the time, which involved a plate being inserted along with several
screws to help the recovery process.
According to Klis, not everything about the original surgery
took, and Kuper will have to go under the knife again. The offensive lineman
isn’t as concerned with this procedure, as he says it’s for a less severe
injury than the one he initially sustained two seasons ago.
Kuper was limited by multiple injuries to only six games
this season, though he did manage to suit up for Denver’s playoff loss to the
Baltimore Ravens. Despite his absence, Kuper was elected to the Pro Bowl, but
he’ll have to bow out due to his surgery.
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