Derek Wolfe ankle injury not considered serious

Postado Agosto 13, 2017

"I was praying as soon it happened that it was just a sprain or something like that and nothing serious".

Defensive end Derek Wolfe exited Saturday's practice with a concerning right leg injury, sending tremors into the final workout open to fans at Dove Valley.

Wolfe said that he "dodged a bullet", and then posted a photo of his swollen ankle to Twitter. We will know more in the coming days about the severity of his injury. "Hopefully, it's not serious and it's just a sprain".

Wolfe had 51 tackles and 5.5 sacks previous year and is a huge part of the Broncos run defense and pass rush. That's great news for Denver's defense.

Other injuries on the defense already include Shane Ray, Shaq Barrett and Billy Winn. He missed all of last season with a knee injury suffered in training camp last season while going against Russell Okung.

According to a report from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the organization doesn't believe Wolfe's injury to be serious pending further testing.

The Broncos added free agent rookie Nelson Adams for depth on Saturday. But the Denver Broncos defensive lineman noted that he avoided disaster with his injury.

Wolfe was a key player on the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 team as he was a force against the run and as an inside pass rusher. The team could also consider moving second-round rookie DeMarcus Walker back to defensive end, although head coach Vance Joseph said he could him at outside linebacker for now. Jared Crick starts opposite of Wolfe at defensive end.