Bron­cos lose line­backer Shane for 6 to 8 weeks

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Just two days into the Den­ver Bron­cos’ train­ing camp, rookie head coach Vance Joseph has lost two key play­ers to wrist in­juries. Line­backer Shane Ray will un­dergo surgery Satur­day to re­pair a torn lig­a­ment in his left wrist a day af­ter run­ning back Devon­tae Booker un­der­went surgery to re­pair a hair­line frac­ture in his left wrist that was mis­di­ag­nosed for a month as a sprain. Ray, a first-round pick in 2015, will miss six to eight weeks. The Bron­cos are hop­ing to have him back by their third reg­u­lar-sea­son game, at Buf­falo on Sept. 24. Booker, who is ex­pected to miss six weeks, learned he needed surgery af­ter re­port­ing for his camp phys­i­cal Wed­nes­day. Just like Booker had, Ray fig­ured his in­jury wasn’t a big deal at first. He hurt his wrist Thurs­day but played through it. On Fri­day he wore a brace but he fell on it dur­ing one of the fi­nal drills of prac­tice and was sent for X-rays. “It’s re­ally weird be­cause it’s the same area as Booker,” Joseph said. “Booker had the bone that was frac­tured. (Ray) has the lig­a­ment torn that’s at­tached to the same bone that Booker frac­tured . ... I’m dis­ap­pointed again for the player more than us. He’s worked so hard also, and he’s mak­ing strides to have a great year.” — AP

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