Unfortunately for Rahim Moor, the Denver Broncos starting safety is often remembered for this gaffe he had during last year’s postseason. After the Broncos held a 35-28 lead vs the Baltimore Ravens with under a minute left, Joe Flacco fired a pass deep down the side line that Moore should have been able to easily bat down, but he miss-timed his jump and allowed Jacoby Jones to catch the pass and gallop into the end zone, tying the game and sending it into over time where the Ravens would eventually prevail.
But the truth is that Moore has been a quality NFL safety for the Broncos, and losing him would be a significant blow for a defense that just can’t seem to keep it;’s players healthy. Moore had surgery Monday morning for lateral compartment syndrome in his lower leg, interim coach Jack Del Rio said:
Jack Del Rio described Rahim Moore’s injury as bleeding in the muscle near left calf area. Not sure when it came on. “It’s rare.”
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) November 18, 2013
He is out undetermined amount of time after he was injured in Sunday night’s win against the Kansas City Chiefs. Moore called the team late last night, Del Rio said, because of the pain, and he was taken to surgery. Del Rio added: “The best way I can explain it is he had a muscle that was bleeding.”
Moore has 44 tackles and two interceptions this season, and it appears as though he’ll be out at least this week vs the New England Patriots, and probably longer.