ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—The road to the NFL hasn't been easy for Kenny Anunike, who went undrafted out of Duke University in 2014. After flashing all throughout training camp as a rookie, his prospects of making the final roster looked good, until he injured his elbow in Dallas in the last preseason game of the year, and was put on injured reserve.
Motivated to make up for lost time, Anunike has been a force all throughout training camp and dominated on the field last week in Seattle, notching a team-high eight tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. Alas, he's missed a couple of days of practice this week with a swollen knee.
To ascertain the source of the swelling, the Broncos have decided to scope Anunike's knee on Thursday. Not much is known about the knee at this moment, according to coach Gary Kubiak.
"It swelled up on him, and they made a decision to scope it tomorrow and see where they're at. That's all I can tell you," Kubiak said today.
Anunike has battle injuries throughout his football career. He has endured four knee surgeries, including a procedure to repair a torn ACL and MCL back in 2011.
Hopefully the scope reveals no significant damage and that the prognosis will simply be for him to rest the knee. Anunike has brought a fire and intensity to the Denver Broncos re-tooled defensive line. He's proven himself to be a playmaker early on.
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