Chris Kuper Injury: Broncos Guard's Dislocated Ankle, Broken Leg Leave Big Hole On O-Line

Chris Kuper has reportedly suffered several injuries as a result of fellow Denver Broncos offensive lineman Orlando Franklin accidentally falling on him during Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Along with the dislocated ankle, Kuper has reportedly broken his fibula and tibia, according to the Denver Post. After Sunday's game, head coach John Fox had mentioned that Kuper broke his leg, but it wasn't clear at the time if he was mentioning that in addition to the dislocated ankle.

Russ Hochstein will replace Kuper at right guard on the line, but there is a huge gap for the team now (via above Denver Post link):

"Kupe is a big part of the offensive line, and those guys really played for him," running back Willis McGahee said. "That was the talk — let's do this for Kupe."

According to the Denver Post's Lindsay Jones, Kuper was at Dove Valley on Monday with a cast on his lower left leg and moving with crutches.

For more, visit Broncos blog Mile High Report. Be sure to check out SB Nation NFL for more news and notes around the league.

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