DeMarcus Ware suffered a back strain Sunday at Oakland and is expected to miss two weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Denver Broncos travel to Cleveland next Sunday, before their bye arrives in Week 7, so the team is prepared to be without Ware for potentially just one game. Thus, his next few weeks will be characterized by treatment, with the likely aim of a return for Sunday Night Football on Nov. 1 against the Packers.
DeMarcus Ware (back) was ruled out of Sunday's contest in Oakland, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.
With Ware out of the game, the Denver Broncos are without their leading sack artist on the season (4.5 entering Week 5). Afterward, the team is apt to clarify the nature of the back issue and whether it impacts his ability to suit up for upcoming Sundays.
Denver Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware is questionable to return Sunday in Oakland due to a back injury.
Ware has led a fearsome pass rush this season, accruing 4.5 of the team's 18 sacks entering Week 5. Before leaving in the second quarter, he managed three tackles (one solo). If he doesn't return, his status will be monitored closely to ensure he takes the field next Sunday at Cleveland.
Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware had three tackles and a sack Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings .
Ware has a sack in each game this season, hitting 4.5 through four games, as he's well on his way to his ninth double-digit sack season.
"No. Not at all," he said. "I've got many years left."
Ware, 32, played in all 16 games last season and produced 10 sacks and 40 tackles. He said despite the years of wear and tear on his body, his training has allowed him to remain in good shape.
"I'm doing things right now I could never do before," Ware said. "I'm benching 315 fifteen times. Power cleaning 405 four or five times. I'm still vertical jumping 38 [inches]. My body has matured."
|6||10/18/15||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/8/15||@ IND||4:25 pm|
|11||11/22/15||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|13||12/6/15||@ SD||4:05 pm|
|15||12/20/15||@ PIT||4:25 pm|
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