DENVER- In the Denver Broncos 31-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night, safety and special teams ace, David Bruton, separated his shoulder. Some have quantified the hit he took as a cheap shot, but Head Coach, John Fox, told ESPN Denver “Whether you like it or not, it was a legal hit. It's allowed in the game. I'll leave it at that."
Although the team didn't leave Sunday night's game unscathed by the injury bug, it's important to understand that Bruton is invaluable to the Broncos on special teams. He was a Pro Bowl alternate last year. He doesn't have near the impact on defense, however, much to the everlasting chagrin of Broncos Country. He is the team's #4 safety.
As a team captain, the Broncos obviously value his leadership and locker room presence. The team is fortunate that the injury wasn't a tear. It could have been worse. As of right now, Bruton is day to day. He is questionable for Sunday's game vs the Kansas City Chiefs.
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