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Broncos punter suffers injury during bizarre pregame warm-up

Sam Martin in a Broncos cap

Aug 21, 2020; Englewood, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos punter Sam Martin (6) during training camp at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos punter Sam Martin might feel a bit embarrassed after suffering an injury during warm-ups prior to Saturday’s preseason game.

Martin was ruled out of the game against the Buffalo Bills with what the Broncos called an ankle injury. According to James Palmer of NFL Network, the injury occurred while Martin was attempting to make a catch in the end zone while playing catch with kicker Brandon McManus.

We don’t know how severe the injury is, as it is entirely plausible that the Broncos would hold Martin out of a preseason game over any minor issue. Still, that’s not exactly how you want your punter hurting himself under any circumstances.

There are arguably worse ways for special teams players to suffer significant injuries, and anything can happen during warm-ups. The Broncos will be hoping Martin does not miss meaningful time over something this silly.

Martin is entering his third season as Denver’s punter following seven with Detroit.


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