Broncos OLB Shane Ray officially out for the season


As expected, Denver Broncos pass rusher Shane Ray is done for the year. That wrist injury that nagged him all season was too much to overcome.

“Broncos linebacker Shane Ray took to Twitter Tuesday to formally announce what he had hinted at Monday in locker room — that after a frustrating season with three wrist surgeries, he won’t play in Bronco’ last two games,” wrote Jeff Legwold of ESPN. “Ray posted: ‘Life comes at you sometimes and you have to make the best of things. After my 3rd wrist surgery it’s time that I get healthy so that I can be the best I can be. As always I appreciate the love and support and I’m looking forward to what we will be as a team next season!’”

Ray missed the first half of the season after having wrist surgery, hoping to return and help the Broncos make a playoff push. Since the postseason dreams have been crushed, it does seem like the wise move to just shut him down so that he can get healthy.

“I want to be out there,” Ray said on Monday, per Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post. “If I can, I’ll be out there to help the team. But I just got to get healthy and take care of myself and get back to being the Shane that I can be. It’s hard to do that after 3 wrist surgeries. I got to get healthy, man. This sh** hurts.”

He sat down with the coaching staff to see if he could go or not, and they decided it’s just not going to happen.

Ray is set up for an important fourth season. A former first-round pick, the Broncos hoped he would turn into an elite pass rusher, and he’s never quite delivered. He has 13 sacks so far in three seasons. 2018 is his chance to show what he can really do.

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