The Denver Broncos have gotten bit by the injury bug, as LT Ryan Clady will miss the rest of the season with a foot Injury. To fill the void, the Broncos signed veteran tackle Winston Justice. Replacing Clady in the starting line up will be Chris Clark.
From ESPN :
Clady suffered a Lisfranc joint tear to his left foot late in the Broncos' 41-23 Week 2 victory over the New York Giants and will undergo surgery, the team announced. The Broncos spent much of Tuesday working Clady through several medical exams.
Winston will receive the veteran minimum plus another $350,000 in incentives, a league source told ESPN.
Chris Clark will start in Clady's spot Monday night against the Oakland Raiders. Justice was a second-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2006. He started 12 games for the Indianapolis Colts last season.
Broncos Offensive Line Coach Dave Magazu is confident Clark can fill the void
"You're not going to replace him, but Chris Clark did a great job all spring and in the preseason, so he's had plenty of work," Magazu said, according to the team's website. "It's not like he's going in unprepared or not knowing what's going on. So everybody should feel comfortable [and] go with the mentality next guy up and let's go to work."
This injury hits the Broncos hard. Ryan Clady has been near perfect at protecting Peyton’s blindside to this point. Clark and Justice should be able to fill the void to some extent, but this could be a lingering issue.