Jan 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos tackle Ryan Clady (78) against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos could place Clady on short term IR


Although the Denver Broncos have been the league’s most impressive team and their offense has looked nearly unstoppable, they do have one potentially big problem.

Offensive tackle Ryan Clady’s injured foot.

On Monday, reports surfaced that Clady could miss the rest of the season due to having surgery to repair a foot injury. On Tuesday, it was revealed Clady has a lisfranc sprain in his left foot.

According to Pro Football Talk, the injury may not mean Clady is out for the rest of the season, but could instead sideline him for several weeks. One option the Broncos have discussed is putting him on short term injured reserve, which would mean Clady couldn’t practice for the next six weeks and couldn’t play for the next eight weeks.

It’s unclear just how much time Clady will miss, but his streak of 82 consecutive starts, a streak that started during his rookie year in 2008, will come to an end when the Broncos host the Oakland Raiders on Monday night.

Clady signed a five-year, $52.5 million deal with the Broncos in the offseason. Chris Clark will replace Clady in the lineup.

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