Von Miller Injury: Updates on Broncos Star's Recovery from Knee Surgery

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 28, 2014

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 17:  Outside linebacker Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos gets around the block of offensive tackle Eric Fisher #72 of the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 17, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 27-17.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Just a few months removed from surgery to repair a torn ACL, Von Miller is already participating in drills for the Denver Broncos.    

Troy Renck of The Denver Post noted the star pass-rusher's recent progress:

Lindsay Jones of USA Today provided more details on Miller's activity at practice:

Mike Klis of The Denver Post also was impressed with what he saw:

Miller needed surgery in the beginning of January after injuring his right knee in Week 16 against the Houston Texans. The recovery was expected to take between six and eight months.

Despite a down year in 2013, the linebacker is still considered one of the top pass-rushers in the NFL. He finished with 18.5 sacks in 2012 and has 35 total in his three-year career.

After Denver decided to pick up his option for 2015, Miller explained, "I mean, I'm 25 years old. I'm hoping that my coming years are better than my first two," via the Associated Press (h/t Fox Sports).

The Broncos added veteran DeMarcus Ware in the offseason to add to the pass rush regardless of whether Miller plays, but the defense will be that much better with its most talented player.

Renck pointed out at the time how good the duo can be:

If Miller is capable of starting the season on the field, it will give the squad a good chance to return to the Super Bowl.


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