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Kerberos
03-26-2008, 08:05 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3312027


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Brandon Marshall could miss up to four months of offseason preparations after slicing his right forearm in a freak accident.

The Denver Broncos made their first public comments Tuesday on their star receiver's injury. After initially downplaying the injury that required surgery, Marshall has acknowledged it was the result of horseplay with family members and a misplaced fast-food bag. He said he slipped on the bag Saturday while wrestling with family members at a Florida resort and put his right arm through a home entertainment center.


Denver Deficit?

Brandon Marshall led the Broncos with 102 receptions and 1,325 yards last season. They better hope he returns soon because the next three leading receivers for Denver last season barely exceeded those numbers. And Javon Walker is now on Oakland.


Player Receptions Yards
Brandon Stokley 40 635
Tony Scheffler 49 549
Javon Walker 26 287
TOTALS 115 1,471

In a statement, Broncos head athletic trainer Steve Antonopulos confirmed reports Marshall "sustained right forearm lacerations to one artery, one vein, one nerve, two tendons and three muscles."

"All have been repaired, and his right forearm and elbow will be immobilized for six weeks," Antonopulos said. "Rehabilitation will begin in six weeks. Full recovery is expected to take three to four months."

That means Marshall might be ready to resume football activities in time for the start of training camp in late July.

The third-year pro has missed significant portions of training camp in his two years in the NFL, although being sidelined last summer with a leg injury didn't adversely affect him during his breakout 2007 season.

Marshall, a fourth-round draft choice in 2006 out of Central Florida, blossomed into the Broncos' best receiver last year, catching 102 passes for 1,325 yards and seven touchdowns. His emergence as Jay Cutler's primary target facilitated the recent release of disgruntled wide receiver Javon Walker, who signed with Oakland.

"We know what he means to this team and we are going to need him," cornerback Champ Bailey said. "I just hope we do everything in our power as a team to get him back healthy and ready for the season."

Cutler was scheduled to speak with reporters Tuesday, the second day of the Broncos' offseason strength and conditioning program, but that was postponed.

Iowanian
03-26-2008, 08:19 AM
Thats terrible. I feel just aweful for donkey fans, having let Walker...walk and now they lose Jesus Marshall at least until TC.

StcChief
03-26-2008, 08:43 AM
:deevee::deevee: Donxs getting more of what they deserve

Mile High Mania
03-26-2008, 08:53 AM
Enh, 4 months brings him back in July/August... he's a dumbass, but they'll be fine.

Brock
03-26-2008, 09:09 AM
Unless his hand doesn't work right anymore.

Sanka
03-26-2008, 09:28 AM
I'm not buying him slipping on a McDonald's bag, I think someone was real shit faced.

chasedude
03-26-2008, 09:39 AM
I'm not buying him slipping on a McDonald's bag, I think someone was real shit faced.

Yup it always starts with "Here hold my beer.. "

Adept Havelock
03-26-2008, 10:52 AM
Yup it always starts with "Here hold my beer.. "

Or "Hey, watch this!"

beach tribe
03-26-2008, 11:07 AM
He'll never be the same. hehe.

Sure-Oz
03-26-2008, 11:10 AM
Enh, 4 months brings him back in July/August... he's a dumbass, but they'll be fine.

baby TO will be poppin pills before you know it:evil:

vailpass
03-26-2008, 11:12 AM
Stupid ******.

blueballs
03-26-2008, 12:38 PM
giving the girl on the evening news the money shot
and got to close to the tv

King_Chief_Fan
03-26-2008, 01:52 PM
Message to Donk's players: stay away from
1)dog in driveway
2) the couch
3) McDonalds

Dicky McElephant
03-26-2008, 02:14 PM
Duh duh duh duh duh....I'm lovin it!

CupidStunt
03-26-2008, 02:17 PM
6-10 or 8-8, it won't make too much difference for the Broncos. Come late November, the Broncos will be rooting for losses more than wins and having Marshall on the field wouldn't aid that cause.

MTG#10
03-26-2008, 02:18 PM
Bad karma to be celebrating rival injuries. Everyone apologize now before something happens to D-Bo.

vailpass
03-26-2008, 02:20 PM
6-10 or 8-8, it won't make too much difference for the Broncos. Come late November, the Broncos will be rooting for losses more than wins and having Marshall on the field wouldn't aid that cause.

A Chiefs fan running smack about 2008 W-L records?
Funny.

Kerberos
03-26-2008, 02:38 PM
I'm not buying him slipping on a McDonald's bag, I think someone was real shit faced.


...........And probably fighting over a remote control.

CupidStunt
03-26-2008, 02:46 PM
A Chiefs fan running smack about 2008 W-L records?
Funny.

"Running smack?"

The Broncos are a bad football team. They'll win eight games if the stars align. What in the WORLD has that got to do with the Chiefs? I already know the Chiefs will win five games if the stars align. My post wasn't about the Chiefs. Need a little more help there, Sally?

vailpass
03-26-2008, 04:42 PM
"Running smack?"

The Broncos are a bad football team. They'll win eight games if the stars align. What in the WORLD has that got to do with the Chiefs? I already know the Chiefs will win five games if the stars align. My post wasn't about the Chiefs. Need a little more help there, Sally?

Whatever makes you feel better dude, I'm all for it.

CupidStunt
03-26-2008, 04:43 PM
Whatever makes you feel better dude, I'm all for it.

Apparently, you need to make yourself feel better. Think I need to bring up the Broncos when someone says the Chiefs suck?

vailpass
03-26-2008, 06:59 PM
Apparently, you need to make yourself feel better. Think I need to bring up the Broncos when someone says the Chiefs suck?

Fair enough. If you want my honest opinion I have a gut feeling that neither KC nor Denver will be as bad as most seem to think this year.