Outside linebacker Bradley Chubb of the Denver Broncos will have arthroscopic surgery on his ailing left ankle, the team announced Tuesday.
Chubb will undergo surgery tomorrow after undergoing a similar procedure on his right ankle in May. He’ll also most likely be placed on short-term IR, though no timetable for his return has been set. Chubb, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, was inactive in Week 1 and only played 19 snaps in Week 2. In Sunday’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, he had one tackle. In a video released by the Broncos, Chubb said, “I’m going to push everything I can to get back to these games, and hopefully it’ll be sooner rather than later.” “Every day, I’m going to attack it with everything I’ve got.” ”
OLB Bradley Chubb will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his ankle Wednesday.
“I’m going to push everything I can to get back to these games and hopefully it’s sooner rather than later. My mindset is just going to be attack it 100 percent every day.” – @astronautpic.twitter.com/fs1kplH1Yr
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) September 21, 2021
In 2019, he only lasted four games before tearing his ACL. Chubb returned in 2020, making 14 starts, but has since been relegated to the bench. Despite this, he maintains a positive attitude as he confronts this latest setback.
“I expect to see a whole new Bradley Chubb when this thing heals,” Chubb said. “It’s a completely different animal, a completely different dog…” I feel like 2018 was my last full year of being healthy, and when I’m done with this, it’ll be ten times that, and I’m really looking forward to seeing everything come full circle. ”