Penn State’s #1 draft pick (2000) Courtney Brown might have suffered his final football injury. The big defensive end was injured once again, will undergo microfracture surgery on his left knee, and will face a difficulty rehab. He is at least out for the season, but Pro Football Weekly states that he “faces an uphill battle to even return to football…”
Says the Denver Post:
If an injury takes Brown from the game, it would be as fitting as unfortunate. After his rookie season with Cleveland in 2000, Brown missed 33 games over the next four seasons because of neck, ankle, foot, arm and multiple knee injuries. Released by Cleveland after the 2004 season, Brown was reinvigorated after signing with the Broncos last season.
Starting at right end, Brown was part of a Denver defense that finished second against the run. This season, with Brown out all season, the Broncos rank 17th against the run, although second in points allowed.
The Turkey wishes Courtney all the best and hopes to see him play again someday.