Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that Miller (ankle) is "progressing well" but won't practice this week, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports. The 31-year-old is still recovering from September surgery that repaired a dislocated peroneal tendon, a procedure that typically requires a 5-to-6 month recovery. Fangio explained further that it's still too early to tell whether the star linebacker will return this season. If the Broncos are out of playoff contention, however, it seems unlikely that they'll rush Miller back.
Miller (ankle) was spotted coaching his fellow outside linebackers while wearing a walking boot in practice Wednesday, Troy Renck of ABC Denver7 reports. It's nice to see Miller taking on a leadership role and contributing however he can while recovering from his ankle injury, but his walking boot suggests he's still nowhere near returning to game action. Miller has been targeting a mid-December return, so it will likely take him a few more weeks to shed the boot.
Coach Vic Fangio said Miller (ankle) is "right where he should be" in his recovery from surgery on his dislocated peroneal tendon but added that it's too early to tell whether Miller will be able to play this year, Zac Stevens of DNVR Sports reports. Miller has been targeting a mid-December return, but the surgery he underwent on Sept. 11 typically requires a four- to six-month recovery process. While the highly competitive pass rusher will surely do everything in his power to come back late in the season if the Broncos are making a playoff push, such a scenario seems unlikely given the team's 1-3 record at this point. If Denver has been eliminated from playoff contention by the time Miller's nearing a return, the team will likely play it safe and hold him out until next season.
Miller (ankle) is working out daily under the Broncos' supervision and is hopeful to return from injured reserve in mid-December if Denver remains in playoff contention, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports. The Pro Bowl linebacker was projected to miss four to six months after he underwent surgery Sept. 11 to address a dislocated peroneal tendon, an injury he suffered in a workout three days earlier. Though he remains in the early phases of his rehab process, Miller is apparently optimistic that he can cut nearly a full month off that projected recovery timeline to suit up for Denver before the regular season wraps up. He's still expected to remain confined to a walking boot for seven more weeks before transitioning to football activities, at which point he would still need more time to regain full strength in his left ankle.
Miller (ankle) is scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Miller, who suffered a dislocated peroneal tendon during practice earlier this week, will also shift to injured reserve in the near future, per Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com. Though the star pass rusher will technically be eligible to return from IR after a minimum of three weeks, his ankle procedure carries a recovery timetable of several months. The 31-year-old could still have a chance for a late-season return, depending on how quickly his rehab progresses.
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