Surgery to sideline Gardener eight weeks

Without yet playing a game for the Broncos, new defensive tackle Daryl Gardener will undergo surgery on torn ligaments in his right wrist. Gardener, a starter and key player on the defensive line, was injured in a fight last weekend.

Surgery to sideline Gardener - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - Six weeks and five days before the Broncos open their regular season in Cincinnati, heralded defensive tackle Daryl Gardener was diagnosed with torn ligaments in his right wrist that will leave him in a cast for six weeks and out for up to eight.

Plummer's mobility gives Broncos more fun on run - Denver Post - Jim Armstrong
Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - The Broncos' biggest reason for optimism heading into training camp? Ask the players, and they'll tell you Jake Plummer's mobility makes them a different team than they were with Brian Griese at the controls. "Those guys (pass rushers) get paid just as much as we do," Broncos right tackle Matt Lepsis said. "When you go against them 75 to 80 times a game, you're

Broncos' Gardener lost for 8 weeks - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
July 23, 2003 - News that prized defensive tackle Daryl Gardener will miss up to eight weeks because of torn ligaments in his right wrist had his Denver Broncos teammates reeling and his coaches scrambling.

Clemson tandem to sign - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
July 23, 2003 - As close friends and former teammates at Clemson University, Nick Eason and Bryant McNeal tend to do things together. It'll be no different today, when the two Denver Broncos fourth-round picks officially sign three-year contracts with the team. They agreed to terms Tuesday, leaving six Broncos picks currently without deals in place.

Gardener out 8 weeks - Daily Camera
July 23, 2003 - Defensive tackle Daryl Gardener, signed to a six-year, $33 million contract in the offseason by the Denver Broncos, will have surgery for torn wrist ligaments he suffered in a fight last week and won't be ready to play for eight weeks, the team said Tuesday.

Woelk: Another blunder for Broncos - Daily Camera
July 23, 2003 - The Denver Broncos' official Web site proclaims, "Daryl Gardener will fit in perfectly around these parts." Here's what "fitting in" has meant so far: Eight weeks out of action, meaning the entire preseason and possibly the first two regular season games, thanks to an injured wrist suffered in a fight outside an Aurora restaurant.

Training Camp Preview: Defensive Line - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
July 22, 2003 - Proportionally, no area of the team has undergone more change from the starting lineup at the end of last season than the defensive line. Half of the starters for December's 37-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals do not return, as Kavika Pittman and Chester McGlockton were both released in February.

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