Derek Wolfe has an ankle sprain

13 August, 2017, 05:15 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Broncos DE Derek Wolfe carted off field at practice

So, it's understandable then why the Broncos might've panicked when a key member of that defense went down with an ugly looking injury at practice.

The Broncos will practice twice with the 49ers this week in advance of their exhibition game on Saturday, so second-year end Adam Gotsis will move up and take Wolfe's workload with the front-line defenders.

Derek Wolfe was carted off the Denver Broncos' practice field on Saturday with a right leg injury.

Wolfe, a leader and a versatile inside force, appeared to tangle legs with starting right tackle Menelik Watson on a running play moments after team drills started.

The injury occurred early in the team's 11-on-11 drill. Trainers helped Wolfe onto a cart, and he was taken to the locker room. If Wolfe is lost for significant time, the Broncos might have to find a veteran replacement. Safety T.J. Ward has missed the last week with a hamstring injury.

On Thursday, the Broncos lost defensive lineman Billy Winn for the season after he tore his ACL during Thursday's preseason opener against the Chicago Bears.

Wolfe, a sixth-year pro, appears primed for a bounce-back season after dealing with a sore neck much of last year and missing two games.

Also sidelined are nose tackle Kyle Peko (foot) and outside linebackers Shane Ray (wrist) and Shaq Barrett (hip).

Jared Crick is a returning starter at the other defensive end position.

Nose tackle Kyle Peko is now tending to a broken foot.

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