Broncos All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady, who allowed one sack of Peyton Manning all season, needs surgery on his right shoulder, according to the Denver Post.
Clady, 26, will miss most of the offseason program due to the surgery, but should be ready for the 2013 opener, the paper reports. He has started all 80 regular-season games in his career and just made his second All-Pro team.
Clady suffered the injury in the regular-season finale and played through it in the divisional playoff loss to Baltimore.
The Post notes Clady is scheduled for unrestricted free agency, but says Denver will franchise him or sign him to a multi-year deal.
Playing 1,140 snaps in 2012, Clady allowed one sack, seven quarterback hits and 15 pressures all season, according to the analytical site Pro Football Focus. The website rated Clady the league's fourth-best offensive tackle.