Von Miller Injury Update: Denver Broncos LB Has Thumb Surgery

We already knew that Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller was dealing with a thumb injury, but now we have word that the star rookie underwent surgery to repair torn ligaments in his thumb on Wednesday. This likely puts him in doubt for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Typically, this is the kind of injury that keeps players out for at least a week, but Miller hasn't committed to missing the game against Minnesota just yet. He suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of last week's game against the San Diego Chargers, but only missed part of the game while getting taped up and returned to play in overtime. Even with his optimistic take, it's still pretty unlikely that the linebacker is able to take the field on Sunday.

It's been an incredible year for Miller, Denver's first-round pick in 2011. He recorded 10.5 sacks in his first 11 games with the Broncos, showing that he's a true impact player on defense. Here's to hoping that he can get healthy soon.

For more on this game, visit Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and The Daily Norseman, SB Nation's Minnesota Vikings blog. For news from around the NFL, visit SB Nation's NFL news hub.

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