Derek Wolfe Injury: Updates on Denver Broncos DE's Spine
Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe left in the first quarter of Saturday's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on a stretcher after absorbing a blow to his neck by fullback Michael Robinson.
According to the Broncos' official Twitter, Wolfe is being evaluated for a cervical spine injury:
Broncos DE Derek Wolfe is being evaluated for a cervical spine injury. He has movement in all of his extremities.— Denver Broncos (@DenverBroncos) August 18, 2013
UPDATE: Tuesday, Aug. 27
From ESPN's Jeff Legwold:
The Broncos have been hopeful he would be ready for the opener.
“I was just waiting for the pain to go away,’’ Wolfe said following the workout. “Zero pain, zero weakness, so that’s all good.’’
UPDATE: Sunday, Aug. 18
From Mike Klis of The Denver Post:
Derek wolfe returning with team— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 18, 2013
UPDATE: Saturday, Aug. 17
From The Denver Post's Mike Klis:
Exhale Broncos: So far all tests on Derek Wolfe are negative. Running a battery of tests: MRI, X-rays, CT. So far negative.— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 18, 2013
ESPN's Mike Sando snapped a picture of the scene as the ambulance rolled onto CenturyLink Field:
Crowd applauds as Derek Wolfe of Broncos is lifted into ambulance. pic.twitter.com/UWpqfaGi6q— Mike Sando, ESPN.com (@SandoESPN) August 18, 2013
With nine minutes left in the first quarter, Seahawks tight end Luke Willson went in to block Wolfe and took his legs out from under him. That left Wolfe on the ground and vulnerable by the time Michael Robinson was on course for a collision.
The 6'5", 285-pound Wolfe is a second-year player who was selected in Round 2 out of Cincinnati in the 2012 NFL draft. He started all 16 games as a rookie, racking up 40 combined tackles and six sacks.
The injury appeared serious, but NFL.com's Chris Wesseling offered some hope in his report.
Wesseling noted that players such as Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey have been carted off with neck injuries recently, yet they didn't miss extended playing time.
Losing Wolfe would be a big loss to the Denver defense, as Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil were the only Broncos players to have more sacks last season than Wolfe.
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