Broncos place OL Nico Falah on IR

Reports: Broncos OL Nico Falah tore Achilles

Injuries suck at the best of the time, but more so when they come on the first day of OTAs.

That’s the fate of offensive lineman Nico Falah, who was carted off the field at UCHealth Training Center during a conditioning drill near the end of day one practice.

“We were doing a conditioning drill over there, and he went down. I’m not sure,” Fangio told reporters after practice.

Early reports, including from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport believe that the big guy has torn his Achilles, which would rule him out of the 2019 season.

The Broncos are no strangers to Achilles injuries in recent times, with Ronald Leary and Emmanuel Sanders victims to them in 2018.

Leary took part in the first part of practice Monday, while Sanders is running and cutting as he continues his return.

Falah, signed off the New York Jets practice squad in October 2018, was on the 53-man roster after Leary’s injury but never played for the Broncos.

The Broncos placed Falah on injured reserve Tuesday, opening up a space on the 90-man roster.

About Ben Corcoft 316 Articles
Ben is one of Broncos Europe's website contributors, based in Leeds, England. When not watching the Broncos, he can be found watching soccer, or in the bookies trying to land his next big pay day.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: