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Mile High Morning: Peyton Manning, J.J. Watt, Russell Wilson send messages to Von Miller after injury


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The Broncos were dealt a major blow on Wednesday, as Head Coach Vic Fangio announced that Von Miller suffered an ankle injury that will send him to injured reserve, potentially ending his season.

Numerous NFL colleagues reached out to Miller via social media, including Texans star J.J. Watt and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

So did some of Miller's Super Bowl 50 teammates. In a message published on the Broncos' Twitter page, Peyton Manning shared some words of encouragement for Miller.

"I'm sorry about the news," Manning said. "I just want you to know you'll be in my thoughts and my prayers. I'll be pulling for you in this recovery. I know you'll attack it like everything else and be better for it. You've got a lot of people pulling for you on your side, praying for you, in your corner. Just add me to that list. As you know, I'm always here for you and if I can ever do anything for you.

"We'll be pulling hard for ya, pal. Get well soon. I look forward to seeing you back out there real soon."

Manning can speak from experience, both as someone who recovered from a serious injury like the one that sidelined him for the 2011 season and as someone who witnessed Miller recover from a torn ACL that he suffered in 2013. That year, Miller's season ended in Week 16. But Miller made a quick comeback and returned to play the entire 2014 season and record 14 sacks.

Former Super Bowl 50 starting safety T.J. Ward and tackle Ryan Harris also reached out.

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With Miller possibly out for the season, the Broncos are prepared to proceed with Jeremiah Attaochu and Malik Reed, as Head Coach Vic Fangio noted Wednesday. If the Broncos do look to external options, Ryan O'Halloran has outlined a list of potential additions, including former Packer Clay Matthews.

The Broncos super fan known as "Rescue Rob" officially took his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Rob Garner, a Fort Collins firefighter, was selected before Super Bowl LIV to join the Hall of Fans, and his display includes a custom jersey, one of his fire helmets and suspenders.

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