Entering Sunday, center Matt Paradis had made every snap for the Denver offense since the start of the 2015 season. He may have made his last one for this season.
Following the Broncos’ 19-17 home loss to Houston on Sunday, Denver head coach Vance Joseph confirmed to the media earlier reports that Paradis suffered a fractured right fibula after getting his legs rolled onto in the final minute of the first half.
Paradis was engaged in a block when Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney rolled into the back of his legs while taking down quarterback Case Keenum just after Keenum threw the ball. Paradis left the field on a cart, keeping his helmet on and covering his face.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Legwold, Paradis will undergo additional exams on Monday.
Paradis, 29, played in 3,850 consecutive snaps entering Sunday, dating back to the 2015 opener. The Broncos won the Super Bowl that season.
He was a sixth-round pick in 2014 and spent that first season on Denver’s practice squad. He underwent surgery on both hips before the 2017 season but kept the streak alive.
Conner McGovern took over at center after Paradis left the game.