After suffering a torn pectoral muscle in the first week of August, rumor had it that Elvis Dumervil could return to the Denver Broncos in four months. A month later, Dumervil said on his Twitter account that he would miss all of 2010.
TO ALL MY FANS, THANKS FOR THE ALL THE SUPPORT & KIND WORDS BUT THIS SEASON FOR ME IS OVER DUE TO MY INJURY THAT OCCUR DURING TRAINING CAMP.
Even though it was a long shot for Dumervil to contribute much this season once he tore his pec muscle, just the idea of adding him late in the season is the type of carrot that could help push a team through tough times. With their best defender (sorry, Champ) confirmed to be on the sidelines for the season, the Broncos start the year off in a terrible frame of mind.
We could definitely see some carryover from this in the first couple of weeks for the Broncos.