It was a scary scene for the Denver Broncos during the second week of the preseason against the Seattle Seahawks when defensive end Derek Wolfe was taken off the field in an ambulance after being placed on a stretcher.
You never want to see that happen during a game, but Wolfe was able to avoid a serious injury and he should be able to return to the field in time for the season-opener against the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
Wolfe was diagnosed with a cervical strain and he will be able to return barring a setback.
“Looked a lot worse than it was,” Wolfe said, via The Denver Post. “It ended up just being a cervical strain, which is scary, but I’m just happy I can be back on the field.”
It is great news for the Broncos front seven, which will already be without star linebacker Von Miller for the first six games of the season.
Denver will have a tough task to play on and stay at a high level without Miller, but at least they were able to stop the bleeding and should be able to go in to the season with most of their key players.