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Report: Von Miller injures tendon in ankle, expected to miss rest of season [UPDATE]

NFL Network is reporting Von Miller suffered a lower leg injury that could prove season-ending.

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller during training camp at the UCHealth Training Center. Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE Sep 9, 11:21 a.m.: Miller dislocated his peroneal tendon and the recovery time after surgery is in the 5-6 month range, per Ian Rapoport. Best case is 3 months.

UPDATE 8:45 p.m.: Von Miller injured a tendon in his ankle and is expected to need season-ending surgery, according to Adam Schefter.

UPDATE 7:49 p.m.: Adam Schefter is reporting it is an ankle injury and that it occurred on a freak accident.

The Denver Broncos are officially on pins and needles as they await word on the health status of a critical part of their defense. Edge rusher Von Miller suffered a lower leg injury and is undergoing an MRI this afternoon, according to NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo. Ian Rapoport reported there is concern Miller could be out for the season.

This would be a devastating loss to the Broncos pass rush. Miller led the team with 8 sacks last season and has averaged over 11 sacks per season throughout his career. The Broncos lost their No. 2 sack man, Derek Wolfe, to the Ravens in free agency.

The Broncos acquired Jurrell Casey to help their defensive interior, but will be counting on Bradley Chubb in his return from a torn ACL. But even if Chubb is back to 100 percent, losing Miller is a huge blow to a team that was hoping to contend for a wild card spot.