According to the Broncos, Derek Wolfe experienced seizure-like symptoms on the team's bus ride to DIA on Friday, and is recovering in an area hospital.
The team had announced earlier on Saturday that Wolfe had been ruled out, but no details had been given regarding his condition.
While playing professional football isn't great for anyone's general well-being, Wolfe's 2013 has been notably difficult healthwise.
Over the summer, the second-year player lost significant weight from a spinach-induced bout with food poisoning, and he's reportedly been well below his preferred playing weight.
During the Broncos' preseason game at Seattle, Wolfe suffered a frightening neck injury, one that saw him taken off the field via ambulance.
There's no word on whether Wolfe's current condition is linked to that August scare.
Here's the team's statement regarding Wolfe:
Derek Wolfe is alert and recovering in a Denver hospital after experiencing seizure-like symptoms on Friday. He underwent extensive testing and is now being treated accordingly by doctors, who will continue to monitor his condition.
The Broncos had already lost Kevin Vickerson for the season with a dislocated hip, so their defensive line depth will be tested even more so with Wolfe's absence.
All of us at IAOFM send our best wishes to Wolfe for a speedy recovery.
Meanwhile, Kansas City placed safety Sanders Commings on IR and promoted LB Josh Martin from their practice squad.