Broncos Miller Out for Season 12/23/13
UNDATED - A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Broncos linebacker Von Miller's season is over after tests revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because coach John Fox had not yet addressed the media at his regular Monday news conference.
Miller was injured in the first quarter of Denver's win at Houston on Sunday.
The injury ended a rough third season for the Broncos star, which began with a six-game drug suspension and finished with just five sacks in 10 games.
In other NFL injury news;
- Saints coach Sean Payton says safety Kenny Vaccaro has a broken left ankle and is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday. That means New Orleans will be without one of its top defensive backs for Sunday's regular season finale in the Superdome against Tampa Bay. The Saints need to win to assure themselves of a playoff spot and to stay alive for NFC South Division title.
- Panthers coach Ron Rivera says wide receiver Steve Smith is "highly doubtful" for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons with a knee sprain. Rivera is optimistic about Smith's status for the playoffs. Smith had an MRI that revealed a sprained posterior cruciate ligament suffered in Sunday's playoff clinching win over New Orleans.