Jan 12 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of Denver Broncos free safety Rahim Moore (26) of the AFC divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Rahim Moore has emergency leg surgery; Likely out this week

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:

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.

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  • bk

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