NFL News : Breaking: Devastating injury for former first-round pick

Breaking: Devastating injury for former first-round pick

He will be sidelined for a looooong time.

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Shane Ray openly said he wanted to replace retired DeMarcus Ware as the Denver Broncos number one linebacker. Well, it looks like this is going to have to wait. The 24-year-old LB suffered a torn ligament in his wrist yesterday, and will be out six to eight weeks, according to NFL.com.

Broncos' head coach Vance Joseph confirmed Ray will be undergoing surgery as soon as tomorrow. Even though he "practiced with a brace on his wrist on Friday, but it was determined afterward that surgery would be necessary."

Ray started eight games last season, in which he recorded 48 tackles and eight sacks. He was selected in the first-round of the 2015 NFL draft by Denver, 23rd overall.

Source: NFL.com · Photo Credit: Keystone Press