Sunday, May 16, 2010

G/C Matt McChesney to retire after freak accident

Bronco offensive linemen Matt McChesney is expected to retire after suffering an injury when a golf cart accidentally hit him on the same ankle in which he had surgery last offseason.
"It was just a freak accident," said McChesney, a former Niwot High School star. "It stinks."
McChesney only played in 4 games in his career, while bouncing from team-to-team. He was on the Jets active roster in 2005, and Dolphins in 2008 before joining the Broncos.

The accident happened a only a few weeks after Left Tackle Ryan Clady suffered a partially torn patellar tendon in his left knee while playing basketball. Non-football related injuries are a growing problem for the Broncos.

Since January, Denver has drafted, signed, and re-signed a total of 11 offensive lineman, an area were the team struggled last season. In 2008, Denver allowed just over 8 sacks, in 2009 they allowed 34. Clearly the line (on both sides of the ball) could use some changes, and the Broncos are making them.

We wish McChesney the best, and hope his post-football life goes well.

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