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Denver Broncos Right Guard Chris Kuper Breaks Forearm

August 14th, 2012 at 5:11 PM
By DJ Siddiqi

'Chris Kuper' photo (c) 2009, Jeffrey Beall - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Not a good Tuesday for Broncos fans. Starting right guard Chris Kuper has suffered a broken right forearm. The injury will sideline Kuper between four to six weeks, which means he will likely miss the season opener, and potentially the two or three games after that. Kuper was injured when he was caught at the bottom of a team pile during practice on Tuesday at Dove Valley.

Starting in his absence will be Guard Manny Ramirez. Ramirez started the preseason opener at the Bears due to Kuper missing that game due to injury also. Ramirez was expected to be used as a backup utility lineman entering the season, but now in the event of Kuper's injury, Ramirez will be expected to hold down the right side of the line, along with second year player, Orlando Franklin.

Entering the season, Kuper was Denver's most experienced and longest-tenured offensive lineman. Kuper has been with the Broncos since 2006, and has started on the line since 2007.

Tags: Chris Kuper, Denver, Denver Broncos, Football, Manny Ramirez, NFL

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