Garett Bolles exited practice early Monday morning on a cart after being hit in the chin during practice. Bolles was evaluated for a concussion but cleared concussion testing and was able to participate in practice Tuesday.

The 2017 PFWA All-Rookie Team member is a cornerstone player for the Broncos’ offensive line and having Bolles miss any time in 2018 would be a major blow to their offense.

Speaking to Eric Goodman & Les Shapiro of Mile High Sports AM 1340 | FM 104.7, Garett Bolles talked about his injury scare, and what he has learned from his rookie year going into year two.

Bolles describes what was going through his mind when he was hit and the process that he went through to get back onto the field.

“Just go hit in a place in my sternum and just felt nauseous, and as soon as the training staff showed up, they just took me into NFL protocol and thought I had a concussion,” said Bolles. I’m very thankful for our medical staff.”

There were 281 reported concussions during the 2017 NFL season, and the concussion protocol is something that Bolles is happy that exists.

“Going around the league and you’re hearing about concussions is something you don’t mess around with,” Bolles continued. “It can stay with you for the rest of your life. I knew something was wrong, I just didn’t know what it was. I’m glad to be back, back on the field, healthy, and be with my brothers.”

Bolles is excited about the veterans that are on the offensive line with him and is looking forward to working with them again in 2018.

“Knowing that I have Ron Leary next to me and Matt Paradis and I’m grateful for them,” said Bolles.

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