McDaniels also said Thursday the team is evaluating courses of treatment for the pass rusher and that surgery might be an option.
Dumervil was hurt at practice Wednesday night in a one-on-one passing drill and walked off the field clutching his right arm.
A person familiar with the injury to Dumervil told The Associated Press the converted linebacker has torn his pectoral muscle and could be sidelined up to five months.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) _ NFL sacks king Elvis Dumervil might miss the season with a torn chest muscle.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Thursday because the Broncos have not yet made an announcement.
Dumervil led the league with 17 sacks in 2009 and parlayed his breakout season into a five-year, $58.332 million extension last month that included $43.168 million in guarantees, a record for a pass rusher.
But Reid is currently sidelined with a knee ailment and hasn’t participated in training camp.
The other outside linebackers this season, former first-round picks Robert Ayers and Jarvis Moss, didn’t have a sack last year.View Entire Story
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