Defensive end Derek Wolfe has been ruled out for Sunday’s playoff game against the San Diego Chargers according to the team’s official website.
You win some, you lose some. Wide receiver Wes Welker will finally be able to play after missing several games with concussion symptoms but Wolfe continues to be sidelined after suffering seizure-like symptoms before the team traveled to Kansas City to face the Chiefs late in the regular season.
Wolfe has been unable to practice the past two weeks. The rest of the Broncos’ walking wounded, including veteran cornerback Champ Bailey, will suit up for Sunday’s game.
It has to worry Broncos fans that the team’s front seven will be a shell of its former incarnation against the formidable offense of the Chargers. In addition to Wolfe, Von Miller is out for the season with a torn ACL and the Broncos have struggled at linebacker.