Shane Ray was handed a great opportunity on Sunday against Cleveland, as his reps were increased with All-Pro linebacker DeMarcus Ware was out with an injury.

But the day did not go as Ray would have hoped. The Broncos first-round draft pick in 2015 suffered an injury that was later reported to be an MCL sprain that will keep him out for at least a month.

Denver has great depth on defense, with Shaquil Barrett starting (and shining) against Cleveland, but the loss of Ray means Denver will need Ware to recover on-schedule and return to the lineup at 100 percent when Green Bay comes to town in two weeks.

Here’s how the injury played out on Twitter, including Ray’s response postgame, promising to come back strong.