Injuries are one of the most frustrating things in the world of sports and in life in general. No one wants to be forced to sit, lay down, and heal because they physically can't get up and do what they love.
Yet, they do happen, and unfortunately for the Denver Broncos, Ryan Clady has torn his left ACL in practice on Wednesday, May 27. With an ACL tear it is going to be highly unlikely for Clady to return again to play during the 2015 NFL season. This is also not the only injury issue that Clady has had within the past few years, as during week 2 of the 2013 season, he went down for the season with a Lisfranc injury. That also includes the fact that he tore a labrum in his right shoulder late in the 2012 season.
Clady simply has had a lot of injury issues lately, and he only has $1.2 million guaranteed on his contract after this season. So could last season have been the last time Clady lines up in a game in a Bronco's uniform, because they are supposed to pay him $9.5 Million in 2016 and $10 Million in 2017. These contract details are all found courtesy of Spotrac. ACL injuries can be devastating and the Broncos should probably draft a new anchor for their offensive line in the 2016 draft and try to build around him for the future as Clady is just a little too unlikely to trust given his injury record over the past few seasons and the high dollar amount that they owe him to where he could be cut if he doesn't look like the former All-Pro that he was just a couple of seasons ago.
Hopefully though, he is able to come back well rested and strong to be able to block for Peyton Manning or whoever the Broncos quarterback will be during the 2016 NFL season.