Less than 24 hours after playing a starring role in the Broncos’ preseason opening victory at Chicago on Thursday, Bennie Fowler was in an X-ray room. The Broncos’ second-year receiver sustained a fracture on the outside of his right elbow while covering a Bears punt.
He had no idea.
Fowler stayed in the game without any problems, finishing with three receptions for 18 yards (6.0 average) and blocking another punt late in the second quarter that was recovered for a touchdown. But he woke up with discomfort and the images revealed the fracture, on the outside of the joint.