Pushing back the start of the season might not seem like such a bad idea to the Denver Broncos after learning that WR Demaryius Thomas tore his Achilles tendon. The team has yet to find out the extent of the tear.
Thomas sustained the injury Wednesday during a workout in Atlanta, where he lives in the offseason.
A full tear of the Achilles would mean Thomas would almost certainly miss all of the 2011 season, while a partial tear would still mean several months worth of recovery, but Thomas would have some possibility of returning this year.
Thomas, who sustained a fractured foot just before last Apri’s draft and missed the Broncos’ off-season workouts, suffered an injury to the scar tissue in the foot and missed most of training camp as well as the season opener.
Thomas then missed the season’s final five games because of an ankle injury.
The curse of Josh McDaniels continues to haunt the Broncos!
Remember, Denver passed on the opportunity to take Dez Bryant to make Thomas the first WR selected in April’s draft. We can all agree that Bryant has had his share of issues, but he also flashed his potential as a game-breaker both in the passing game and on special teams.
With Thomas possibly out for the season (whenever it starts) and Eddie Royal rehabbing from hip surgery, the Broncos are going to be out there competing with the Chiefs for wide receivers in free agency and the draft.