Denver Broncos linebacker Elvis Dumervil suffered a torn pectoral muscle during Wednesday's practice that will sideline him indefinitely, according to league sources.
Dumervil is expected to miss about four months, which means he might be able to return late this season.
Dumervil is going for another opinion to get a more specific idea of how much time he would miss so the Broncos can figure out how to best handle the situation.
With Dumervil out, Denver will need to get production out of two former No. 1 picks, Jarvis Moss and Robert Ayers.
This is a huge blow for the Broncos defense. The Broncos have now lost their best player on each side of the ball this offseason, and their Quarterback last offseason. If HC Josh McDaniels doesn't figure out a way to win some games this year he could be feeling the heat.