Denver Broncos inside linebacker Todd Davis suffered a partial calf tear at training camp Thursday but is expected to be ready for the beginning of the regular season.
That news is per The Athletic’s Nicki Jhabvala, who said Davis will miss three to four weeks of training camp and preseason action but should be okay for the Broncos’ Week 1 opener against the Oakland Raiders on Monday, Sept. 9.
Jhabvala reported earlier in the day that Davis was “limping pretty good” and was eventually carted off the field after suffering the injury.
The 27-year-old Davis started all 16 games for the Broncos last season and amassed 114 tackles (80 solo), one interception and one half-sack.
Davis spoke with Mike Klis of 9News and other reporters about the circumstances surrounding the injury. “It was the very last (No.) 1 rep I had of the whole day,” Davis said. “The very last play. I went to plant and run towards the ball, the ball was thrown and I just felt something kind of pull in my calf. Nothing major happened.”
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Davis also said he’ll “definitely be there, no doubt” when asked if he’ll be good to go Week 1.
That’s good news for the Broncos, as Davis was the team’s leading tackler over the past two seasons.
Denver opens its preseason slate against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, August 1 at 8 p.m. ET. The Broncos have five preseason games with that matchup acting as the Hall of Fame Game, so the inside linebacker behind Davis could see a few more reps with the regular season rapidly approaching.
Davis led the team in tackles last season, with 114, and played 78.2 percent of the defensive snaps (842 plays). At linebacker only Von Miller and Bradley Chubb played more at 844 snaps for 78.4 percent of the defensive snaps.
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