The Denver Broncos did not have a good first half against the Cleveland Browns, which became even worse when star pass rusher Von Miller limped off the field. Miller injured his ankle late in the second quarter and limped off the field during Thursday night's 17-14 loss to the Browns.
Early in the third quarter, the Browns ruled Miller out for the remainder of the game. Following the game, Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Miller has a sprained ankle. Miller told reporters after the game his ankle is "good." He'll undergo an MRI on Friday to confirm diagnosis but said "I feel like I dodged a bullet."
Here was the play Miller injured the ankle on:
Miller had two tackles in the first half while also recording a quarterback hit. The Broncos defensive end had 25 pressures and 4.5 sacks with eight quarterback hits entering the game, also making a guarantee on his play prior to Thursday's game.
"I've performed well in all types of games, and I got to perform well in this game," Miller said. "I will play well in this game. I'm going to go off. It's going to be a good game for me. I'm not going to guarantee a win for my teammates, but I'll guarantee you I have -- I don't want to put the pressure on the guys this time. I'll put the pressure on me.
"I'm going to have a great game. I'm going to go out there, and going to have to play well and get a couple sacks. And if I do that then we will win...If I can play well and I can get sacks and I can find a way to disrupt the game, we'll win. The pressure is on me to play well.
"I don't know who the tackle is that I'm going against, but I'mma kill him. I'mma kill him. And the other guy too, on the other side. I'm going to play extremely well and make plays for my team. I'm going to set us up and win this game for sure."
The Broncos are going to miss Miller if he's out for an extended period of time, especially since he's been their best pass rusher at 32 years old.