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Von Miller injury: Broncos LB plays through hip pointer

The linebacker recorded a fourth quarter sack despite an injury.

Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Broncos linebacker Von Miller was seen grabbing his side in pain in the third quarter, but stuck it out for the rest of the game and even managed to bring down Philip Rivers on the Chargers' final drive for a sack.

After the game, Miller confirmed what many thought, revealing that he had played through an injury during the 35-24 win on Monday night:

"I just got a little pull in my calf and at the end of the third quarter I got a hip pointer, but it's great when you're hurt and you can play through it and still have some success and see a team win like this."

With the sack, Miller moved in to a tie for No. 4 in the NFL on the sacks leaderboard with six. Since being selected with the second overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, Miller has accumulated 17.5 sacks and earned Pro Bowl, All-Pro and AP Defensive Rookie of the Year honors for his play in 2011.