The offensive line of the Denver Broncos has already suffered several injuries and offensive tackle Orlando Franklin is the latest to leave practice after suffering a hip injury on Monday, according to the Associated Press.
Franklin, 25, previously missed organized team activities as he recovered from offseason toe surgery, although he was cleared in time for the beginning of training camp. When Broncos head coach John Fox spoke to reporters on Monday, he didn't sound overly concerned about the injury for Franklin:
"We feel good about where we are on the offensive line," coach John Fox insisted. "We'll find exactly what the details are with Orlando, but I am pretty pleased with where we are. You just hope that works out (well) with Orlando."
The Broncos are already dealing with the absence of Dan Koppen after the veteran center suffered an ACL tear in training camp. Also missing from practice has been offensive tackle Ryan Clady, who is working to return from offseason shoulder surgery.
Franklin was a second-round pick of the Broncos in the 2011 NFL Draft and has started each of his first 32 NFL games.