ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos linebacker Elvis Dumervil was reportedly injured in practice on Thursday less than two weeks after signing a contract extension.
The Denver Post reported Dumervil suffered a torn pectoral muscle during one-on-one pass rush drills against offensive linemen, an injury that would cause the pass-rush specialist to miss roughly four months.
The blow came 13 days after Dumervil's extension, which sources told ESPN was a six-year deal worth $61.5 million that includes between $41 million and $43 million in guarantees.
The fifth-year pro led the league in sacks last year with 17 and added 49 tackles over 16 games, including 14 starts.
Since being taken in the fourth round of the 2006 draft by Denver, the Louisville product has racked up 43 sacks and 129 tackles with one interception and 10 forced fumbles.