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DeMarcus Ware Injury Update: Broncos OLB Needs Surgery On Broken Arm

Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak just provided a DeMarcus Ware injury update during his Monday press conference.

According to Kubiak, the veteran outside linebacker needs surgery to repair the fracture in his right forearm. Ware suffered the injury in the third quarter of yesterday's win over the Indianapolis Colts.

Ware broke the ulna, which is the smaller bone in the forearm. Earlier today, it was revealed he was expected to be out at least three weeks but now the timeline is four-to-five.

Ware shared a thank you message to fans on his personal Twitter account earlier today.

Ware has four tackles and two sacks through the first two games of 2016. For his career, he is No. 10 all-time in sacks with 136.5.

Ware's absence will certainly be felt, but the Broncos do still have a wealth of pass-rushing options. Second-year pro Shane Ray and the highly-underrated Shaq Barrett will need to step up, and Von Miller (four sacks) will of course lead the way. Don't forget about defensive end Derek Wolfe, who has 1.5 sacks already this year.

The 2-0, defending champion Broncos will head to Cincinnati next week to take on the Bengals. Game time is set for 1 p.m. ET on CBS.