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Broncos pass rusher Von Miller leaves Thursday night's game with sprained ankle

Denver Broncos star pass rusher Von Miller limped to the sideline in the second quarter on Thursday night against the Cleveland Browns and was ruled out for the remainder of the game in the second half.

Following the Broncos' 17-14 loss to the Browns, Denver head coach Vic Fangio said Miller suffered a sprained ankle.

Miller told the media after the game that he could have toughed it out and returned to action, but doctors advised against it. He added he believes he "dodged a bullet" and will have an MRI on Friday.

"My pride is hurt more than anything, I talked a lot of s--- before the game," he said, via KOA Colorado's Brandon Krisztal.

In the days leading up to Thursday's game, Miller told reporters that regardless of who lines up at tackle for the injury-riddled Browns, "I'm (going to) kill him." He also guaranteed "a couple of sacks."

Miller collided with a teammate on a rush and was down on the field for a while before limping off.

The injury occurred with roughly a minute left in the first half and the Broncos trailing the Browns, 10-0.

Through a quarter-plus, Miller had two tackles against the Browns. He's played in all six games for Denver this season, but missed all of last season with an ankle injury.

There's plenty of reason for concern for the face of the franchise going forward, but initially it seems the Broncos avoided a major injury to Miller.

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