DENVER
05/17/2010 12:00 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Matt McChesney Golf Cart Accident Could End Career

It's not every day you hear of an athlete suffering a career-threatening accident on the golf course, but that's exactly what happened to Denver Broncos lineman Matt McChesney in a freak accident over the weekend.

McChesney, a former Niwot High School and University of Colorado star, was stepping out of his golf cart when another cart zoomed by and rolled over his ankle, which had already been surgically repaired after a preseason injury last year. According to the Denver Post, the Broncos want the 28-year-old McChesney to try to rehabilitate his ankle in time for training camp, but the backup guard seems resigned to hang up his cleats.

McChesney, a backup center/guard, figured prominently into the Broncos plans before his injury. The team picked 3 interior linemen in April's draft to bolster a position that was considered a weakness last year.

Pro-Bowl offensive tackle Ryan Clady was also injured this offseason during a basketball game. He is expected to miss at least part of training camp.