Sunday, January 1, 2012
Chris Kuper carted off field
By Bill Williamson
DENVER -- Denver standout guard Chris Kuper was taken off the field on a cart after he suffered what appeared to be a serious lower left leg injury. The team announced he will not rerun.
While it is early in the process, Kuper‘s availability for the postseason is likely in question if Denver wins the division. Russ Hochstein replaced him. Kuper is one of Denver’s best offensive linemen.
The entire Denver offense surrounding the cart before Kuper was taken off the field.
In another nice gesture, former Denver and current Kansas City quarterback Kyle Orton spent some time with Kuper while he was being attended to.
Kansas City kicker Ryan Succop missed a 43-yard field goal. He has missed three of his past four field-goal attempts after he tied a team record with 22 straight field-goal conversions.
San Diego linebacker Antwan Barnes was ejected Sunday after he made contact with an official. He will likely face a stiff fine.