ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—Broncos Country can take a big sigh of relief. Kenny Anunike had his knee scope today and following the procedure, Gary Kubiak said the first-year defensive end will miss the next two-to-three weeks. That might seem like a long time, but for a player who spent all of 2014 on injured reserve, it's positive news.
I just know that they went in there to, basically, take a look at what was bothering him," Kubiak said today. "Obviously, found out, got it taken care of and they say it will probably be about two to three weeks. It's good news. Good news because we have time, he's a hard worker and we'll get him back.”
Two weeks, the most optimistic prognosis for return, would conceivably put Anunike back in time to for the Denver Broncos last preseason game at home vs. the Arizona Cardinals. On the outside of his two-to-three week prognosis, Anunike would miss the rest of the preseason, which could put his roster prosects in doubt.
After the ones left the field last Friday in Seattle, Anunike was clearly the best defensive player on the field. He led the team with eight tackles. He notched a sack and was basically a menace in the backfield and at the point of attack all night long.
It's possible that based on his production up to this point, Anunike has already earned a spot on the final roster. However, if he's still in doubt in the minds of the coaches, this setback could cost him and might force the team to make some really tough decisions when the Broncos cutdown to the final roster on September 5th.
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