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Report: Dumervil out 'indefinitely' after injury

Posted on: August 5, 2010 12:02 pm
Edited on: August 5, 2010 12:36 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Elvis Dumervil (he of the brand new contract that features $43.168 million in guaranteed money) left Wednesday's practice with an injury, according to Broncos Rapid Reporter Lee Rasizer .

Dumervil was injured during one-on-one drills and headed to the trainer's room "clutching his right arm to his chest."

Now, a report from Adam Schefter on Twitter indicates that the injury is a torn pectoral muscle and that the Broncos' linebacker is out "indefinitely."

Schefter noted that Dumervil could miss up to four months, but it's also entirely possible that the Broncos place the star on Injured Reserve and end his season quite prematurely.

Dumervil was the NFL sack leader last year and was awarded the monster contract just a few weeks ago -- obviously, this is a disastrous scenario for the Broncos if it unfolds as reported.

Follow us on Twitter and tune into the Broncos Rapid Reports for more information as this situation devlops.

Update (12:15): Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that Dumervil will have surgery to repair the torn pectoral muscle and has will likely be out until "at least November." This means the Broncos are now faced with a serious decision as to whether they keep him on their roster for 2010 and risk him being unable to return (and wasting a roster spot in the process), or place him on IR and end his season early.

It's worth noting that if a player like Darrelle Revis or Vincent Jackson showed up to their respective team's camp today and suffered the same injury, the likelihood of them receiving the long-term contract they're seeking would absolutely plummet.

Of course, this is the nightmare scenario for the team in question: inking a star to a monster deal with a ton of guaranteed money, and then seeing that star get injured before taking a regular season snap. Neither scenario, clearly, is very enticing.

Update (12:21) : The Broncos aren't commenting on Dumervil's injury (yet -- the team is expected to address it later today). Football Outsiders ' Bill Barnwell has pretty bad news for Broncos' fans though; their injury database shows only four players -- Chris Fuamatu-Ma-afala, Ruben Brown, Dave Brown and Matt O'Dwyer -- who returned from pectoral tears to play in the same season. The first three suffered only partial or slight tears. O'Dwyer suffered a full tear and was missed 12 weeks on the PUP list and returned to play four games.

In other words, expecting Dumervil to return in 2010 is a serious long shot. Almost as much as the Broncos finding someone to replace his production this year.

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Comments

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2010 1:31 pm
 

Report: Dumervil out 'indefinitely' after injury

Stupid ass Cowboy fans.  Yeah, great, you made the playoffs 2 out of the last 3 years.  You also just won your first playoff game in over a decade last year.  Denver made the AFC Championship game 4 years ago.  Dallas?  Oh yeah, not in 14 years.  Close your traps, Cowboy fans.  You've accomplished zero lately.

This is bad for Denver, but hardly something that's going to force us into 1-15 or 2-14, that's just stupid.



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2010 1:27 pm
 

Report: Dumervil out 'indefinitely' after injury

What's with all the hate from the Cowboys fans? At least Dumervil will have an excuse for his lack of production unlike DeMarcus Ware who signed a big contract and then phoned in the season.



Since: Oct 8, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2010 1:27 pm
 

Report: Dumervil out 'indefinitely' after injury

That being said...It is much better for our Raiders...Sorry to Dumervil, but the hell with the Donkeys.  Go Spend some of that cash.



Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2010 1:26 pm
 

Report: Dumervil out 'indefinitely' after injury

Bummer...god fo the Chargers Though.



Since: Oct 8, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2010 1:24 pm
 

Report: Dumervil out 'indefinitely' after injury

Better for the Raiders!!!!!.  Sorry to Dumervil.  He can plan what to do with all that cash!!!



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2010 1:23 pm
 

Report: Dumervil out 'indefinitely' after injury

karma! Denver = 1-15 next yearWhat's that supposed to mean asshole. Why would karma be against the Broncos.




Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2010 1:14 pm
 

Report: Dumervil out 'indefinitely' after injury

cowboys, what does that have to do with an injury to a player?

it is true what you said and you may go again this year. 

What does that have to do with an injury to a good hard working stand up player?   No one should be happy for this.



Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2010 1:12 pm
 

Report: Dumervil out 'indefinitely' after injury

lol
NICE



Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2010 1:10 pm
 

Report: Dumervil out 'indefinitely' after injury

you are a dushbag  happy to see a player injured before season starts.  haterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2010 1:07 pm
 

Report: Dumervil out 'indefinitely' after injury

well 3 years romoved,  this year 4, next year 5,     you sound just like the broncos,


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