Recent Injury Bite

The Broncos on Monday ensured that OLB Shane Ray will miss at least half the season while recovering from surgery for a torn wrist ligament. They placed him on IR to make room for QB Brock Osweiler. The team could still designate Ray for return, which seems likely given that his original return timeline would have put him back on the field before midseason.

Related Injury Bites

Broncos OLB Shane Ray will have surgery Saturday morning to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist, The Denver Post reports. Ray is expected to miss 6-8 weeks following the procedure, which would likely keep him out into the regular season. Free-agent addition Kasim Edebali projects as his most likely replacement, with backup Shaq Barrett already out because of a hip injury.