By Rich Kurtzman In the National Football League, injuries are a way of life. The physicality displayed on the football field is phenomenal, just how the players accomplish the athletic acts is awe-inspiring. Of course, the brutality of the game leads to bumps, bruises and breaks for every team, and the Broncos are no different. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) But overall, Denver’s been relatively lucky injury-wise. The most important injury has been to guard Chris Kuper. Kuper, who broke his forearm in preseason, missed the Broncos’ first five games this season, which hurt both the run and pass-blocking. Denver’s not very deep on the offensive line, and it showed without Kuper, as career backup Manny Ramirez was noticeably overmatched week-in, week-out, allowing three sacks while being blown up on run plays as well. Kuper made his return in last week’s thrilling win over division rival San Diego, and it wasn’t a moment too soon, as starting center J.D. Walton was lost for the year two weeks prior.
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