DeMarcus Ware To Miss A Month With Broken Arm

Denver Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware will miss roughly a month after having surgery to repair the broken arm he suffered in Sunday's win over the Colts. Via Chris Wesseling of

Star pass rusher DeMarcus Ware suffered an ulna fracture near his elbow, coach Gary Kubiak revealed after the game. Ware is set to undergo surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss four to five weeks, Kubiak added Monday.

Ware had split a sack with Von Miller earlier in the game, thrusting him into sole possession of ninth place in NFL history with 136.5 career sacks. He now has 19.5 quarterback takedowns in 28 regular-season games with the Broncos.

Fortunately for defensive boss Wade Phillips, he has acquired enough depth to withstand an extended absence from the nine-time Pro Bowl selection. Shaq Barrett and 2015 first-round draft pick Shane Ray are two of the league's most productive substitute edge rushers, and Dekoda Watson was a preseason sensation last month.

Ware posted this message on this Twitter account Monday morning:

The 12-year veteran missed all of training camp and the preseason with back problems. He has four tackles and two sacks this season, and is currently tied with Green Bay's Julius Peppers for most career sacks among active players (136). That number ties him for the 11th-most sacks in NFL history.

Denver's next five games are at Cincinnati, at Tampa Bay, vs. Atlanta, at San Diego (Thursday night game) and vs. Houston (Monday night game).

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