He's a bit sore, but the Broncos biggest offensive weapon will be READY TO GO Sunday when teh Broncos play their biggest game of the season against fellow playoff hopeful, Cincinnati in snowy Invesco Field. Walker, who sustained a seperated shoulder in last week's win against the Arizona Cardinals, fully participated in Wednesday's practice.
"I played with it Sunday. If I did it on Sunday I can definitely do it again this week," said Walker, who described the injury as a "freak accident".
Certainly this is good news for the Broncos, who are going to need Walker's big play ability to have any shot this week and beyond. Jay Cutler, for certain, has to be relieved.
The Bengals, on the other hand, have a bit more to worry about. Both of their start players sat out Wednesday workouts. Chad Johnson and Carson Palmer are both listed as probable, but missing work can never be a good thing. Johnson has been battling an ankle injury most of the season, while the injury to Palmer's throwing shoulder occurred right before halftime Monday Night. An injury to a quarterback's throwing shoulder, regardless of the severity, has to be cause for concer to Bengals fans and it will be ultra important for the Broncos to get ot Palmer and test it out early in the game.
The Bengals are also a bit roughed up on the offensive line, where Levi Jones is still questionable with a knee injury. Jones actually dressed for the Colts' game last week but did not play. Willie Anderson injured a foot early in the game and did not return, though Anderson said he'll go. The Bengals also figure to be without starting center Rich Brahm who has missed several weeks with a bad knee.
If the Bengals were ever to be considered vulnerable now would be the time. But like an injured animal the Bengals are surely a very dangerous team and the Broncos need to take care of business from the first snap.
As for other Bronco injuries, the team appears to be as healthy as to be expected, with Stephen Alexander saying his ribs are fine, and Darrent Williams removed from the injury report all together. Williams' bigger issue will be his mental condition heading into Sunday, we are going to need D-Will at the top of his game to hang in with Cincy.
Another name absent from the injury report was Tatum Bell, a good sign for the Broncos who will need some production from teh running game to take the pressure off of Cutler.