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.
#Broncos offensive lineman Nico Falah, who went down at practice today, is suspected to have torn his Achilles, source said. He’s awaiting imaging results. If tests confirm, it knocks the reserve, who spent time on the 53-man last year, out for the season.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 13, 2019
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.