Denver Broncos right guard Chris Kuper can't catch a break. After breaking his leg during the 2011 regular season finale, Kuper has now broken his forearm on Tuesday, according to the Denver Post's Lindsay Jones. He suffered the injury early in practice and left for x-rays, which determined that he broke his left forearm. He will likely miss the first three games of the regular season (vs. Pittsburgh, at Atlanta, vs. Houston).
Kuper was recovering well from the broken leg and dislocated ankle he incurred back in January, but he had been held out of the team's first preseason game, a 31-3 victory over the Chicago Bears.
Manny Ramirez had been taking first-team snaps with the Broncos and is now poised to begin the season as the starting right guard. However, the team had in the past expressed interest in playing right tackle Orlando Franklin at guard. The second-year lineman played guard while in college at Miami. Whether that is a legitimate option right now remains to be seen.