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DeMarcus Ware Injury Update: The Broncos Linebacker Could Be Out At Least 3 Weeks

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Demarcus Ware Injury Update: Broncos outside linebacker fractured his right forearm in the third quarter of Denver's game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Demarcus Ware injury update: according to Jeff Legwold of ESPN, DeMarcus Ware suffered a fracture to his ulna, the smaller bone of the forearm that is on the side of the arm opposite of the thumb. The injury occurred when he and fellow pass rusher, Von Miller, collided as they pursued Colts' quarterback Andrew Luck in the pocket.

The Broncos sent Ware for additional exams to see whether surgery would be needed to repair the fracture. Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak had this to say about the injury:

"We have to see in the morning, actually, what the case is going to be -- if it's something he can play with or if it's something that has to be fixed."

The injury could sideline Ware for at least three weeks.

Fortunately for the Broncos, the team has acquired enough depth on the defensive end to withstand an extended absence from the 10th place sack leader in NFL history. Shaq Barrett and 2015 first-round draft pick Shane Ray are two of the league's most productive edge rushers coming off of the bench, so the Broncos should be okay without Ware for a few games.

The Broncos travel to Cincinnati next week to take on the Bengals before traveling to Tampa Bay to take on Jameis Winston and the Buccaneers the following week. Denver then gets the Falcons at home in Week 5. It will be a tough three game stretch for the Broncos who will be facing some potent offenses during Ware's absence.

Ware could return for a Week 6 matchup when the Broncos travel to San Diego to take on the Chargers on Thursday Night Football. Either way, it looks like he'll return this season.