After missing all of last season with a torn pectoral muscle that occurred during training camp, Denver Broncos defensive Elvis Dumervil has struggled to regain his form from the 2009 season. It seems that it may take a little more time before Dumervil reaches his accustomed level of play, as the Denver Post reports that Dumervil was seen limping badly following a third quarter ankle injury in the 18-15 win over Miami. This comes after a shoulder injury kept him out for several games earlier in the season.
With this latest injury, it will take some more time before the Broncos see the combination of rookie Von Miller and Dumervil at full strength. Hopes were high in Denver that Dumervil, who led the NFL with 17.5 sacks during the 2009 season, would combine with Miller to anchor the Broncos defense.
While Dumervil has only recorded five tackles this season, Miller has been putting together an excellent season. Miller became just the 10th rookie in NFL history to record six sacks in his first six games and has also forced two fumbles this season.
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