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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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Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2010 1:06 pm

Report: Dumervil out 'indefinitely' after injury

karma?  that is really obsurd.  they stood for stuff and still do stand for stuff that i wish more teams could do.

be careful, karma will find its way to you too ya know.  

Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2010 1:04 pm

Report: Dumervil out 'indefinitely' after injury

thanks for showing some class, in a way some others do not have. 

Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2010 1:03 pm

Report: Dumervil out 'indefinitely' after injury

could be in trouble.  bad news for the rest of the league, more good draft choices and funny how a team in the nfc east is happy an injury occurs to an opponent.

cowboy fan said and and now a giant fan said it.  interesting. 

Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2010 1:02 pm

Report: Dumervil out 'indefinitely' after injury

you are a jerk,  someone is hurt and you are happy,  makes you a world class jerk.  oh wait, a dallas fan,  hmmmm  way to make your team look classless

Since: Aug 5, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2010 12:50 pm

Report: Dumervil out 'indefinitely' after injury

Your the reason people think Cowboys fan's are jerks

Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2010 12:49 pm

Report: Dumervil out 'indefinitely' after injury

It has been awhile since the Broncos made the playoffs.  However, your Cowboys finally broke through and won a game before getting spanked by the Vikes.  And, I do remember us beating you last year.  So, at the end of the day, it just means we draft higher.

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2010 12:41 pm

Report: Elvis has left the building...

No need to worry the Broncos have Tim "Jesus" Tebow the do anything superstar.  Tebow will be able to play outside linebacker.

Seriously though it is a shame to see a talent like Elvis Dumervil injured in training camp.

Since: Aug 15, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2010 12:38 pm

Report: Dumervil out 'indefinitely' after injury

Brillance has it's limitations, as i am sure you already knew that. But then again as a cowboys fan we have 5 super bowl rings and have made playoffs 2 of the last 3 years. When is the last time Denver made even the wildcard?

Since: Aug 15, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2010 12:36 pm

Report: Dumervil out 'indefinitely' after injury

and this coming from a fan of a team that hasnt made the playoff's since....Elway?

Since: Jun 13, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2010 12:35 pm

Report: Dumervil out 'indefinitely' after injury

Not only wont he be back this season, but odds are he wont be the same player.  Sad because he was a beast last season.  I am all for players earning their paychecks- This is why a proven vet needs to get cash up front.  In regards to rookies, they should all make league minimum and earn their stripes with the big boys.  Guaranteed money is the reason Albert Haynesworth is where he is.  Washington placed the value of him there based on passed results, and man got paid. 

Hope Dumervil recovers well

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