Broncos Announce Former Utah Standout To Miss Rest Of Season

Oct 7, 2022, 2:31 PM
Garett Bolles #72 of the Denver Broncos is carted off the field during a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Empower Field At Mile High on October 06, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett announced that former Utah Utes and current Denver offensive lineman Garett Bolles would miss the rest of the 2022 season.

Hackett broke the news on Friday, November 7.

“Injuries are things as a coach, I can’t control,” Hackett said. “They’re long-term things. I can only go to the drawing board and grind, and try to find ways to put people in good positions and the new guys are going to have to go in there. We have to find a way to make them successful.”

A day earlier, Bolles and the Broncos suffered a 12-9 overtime loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football.

The former Ute was carted off the field after suffering a leg injury in the fourth quarter.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Bolles’ injury was a broken leg.

According to Jeff Legwold of ESPN, the Broncos “were not optimistic” after Bolles’ initial examination. Legwold added that Bolles underwent further testing on Friday morning and surgery to repair the fracture was confirmed.

With the loss to the Colts, the Broncos fell to a 2-3 record this season.

Denver’s next game is on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday, October 17 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN.

About Garett Bolles

Prior to his time in the NFL, Bolles was a standout player at Westlake High, Snow College, and the University of Utah.

In 2017, the Broncos selected Bolles with the No. 20 overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Before the 2020 season, the former Ute signed a four-year contract extension with the Broncos. Bolles’ deal was worth nearly $70 million. Following some early struggles with penalties to start his NFL career, Bolles has become a solid offensive lineman for the Broncos.

Bolles has only missed four games during his NFL career.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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