Story up soon at http://t.co/cWIBmaVI97 – Von Miller’s ACL surgery is set for tomorrow. Surgeon from Dr. James Andrews’ group will perform,
— Jeff Legwold (@Jeff_Legwold) January 7, 2014
As ESPN’s Jeff Legwold notes above, Miller will go under the knife on Wednesday, and with any luck, he could be ready for the 2014 season. Miller and the Broncos were simply waiting on the swelling to die down in his knee after what looked to be a gruesome injury, and while it doesn’t do them any good in this year’s playoffs, it’s certainly good news that he can begin rehab in the near future.
The 24-year-old Miller is far and away the best asset on the Denver defense, and while it was a “down” year (5 sacks in 9 games) compared to his first two seasons (30 sacks in 31 games), he is still a monster coming off the edge. Because of his youth, Denver should be optimistic about his return, but with Miller’s well-chronicled off-field issues, he also needs to keep himself on the straight and narrow, and that provides a whole new challenge.