Update IV (10/14/13, 5:35 p.m. MT):
Fox said on Monday that there are no new injury updates.
Fox: "no real update on the injuries, I know I mentioned Orlando Franklin last night, Sylvester Williams neck sprain, we'll keep you posted"— Brandon Krisztal (@BKDenverSports) October 14, 2013
This is will the final update posted on this story. Check MHR's homepage throughout the week for more updates on all of the injuries going forward.
Update III (10/14/13, 5:20 p.m. MT):
Update II (10/14/13, 4:50 p.m. MT):
Update I (10/14/13, 8:15 a.m. MT):
The Denver Post's Mike Klis speculates that Franklin, who will undergo an MRI today, may miss a "game or two." It should also be noted that Vasquez, who moved over to tackle when Franklin went down, spent time at tackle in training camp due to injuries on the offensive line and seemed comfortable at tackle both last night and in camp.
See the original story below and check back for more updates as they become available...
During the Denver Broncos' 35-19 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, right tackle Orlando Franklin left the game with a left knee injury and defensive tackle Sylvester Williams left with a neck injury.
After the game, Coach John Fox did not give any additional details on either of the injuries. To compensate for the injury, the Broncos moved Louis Vasquez to right tackle and put Chris Kuper, who hadn't yet played this season, in at guard.
Franklin was seen after the game on crutches.
Orlando Franklin on crutches with a boot on his left foot— Tom Helmer (@Tom_Helmer) October 13, 2013
Unfortunately, it sounds like the Broncos are planning to prepare for the Indianapolis Colts Week 7 matchup without Franklin.
Manning: "We have to see who our right tackle is". Sounds like he knows Franklin is gonna miss some time. Not confirmed.— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) October 14, 2013
With Vasquez on the outside and Kuper in at guard, the Broncos actually aren't in bad shape.
From 2007-2011, Kuper started in 72 games for the Broncos, allowing just 12 sacks. A Pro Bowl alternate in 2012, Kuper is an eighth-year veteran that is more than capable of filling in at guard with Vasquez on the outside.
For his part, Franklin seems to be in good spirits, but his status remains uncertain.
Great team win. 1Love— Orlando Franklin (@OFranklin74) October 14, 2013
We are still awaiting word on Williams' injury.
In addition to Franklin and Williams, wide receiver Wes Welker, pass rusher Shaun Phillips, and defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson all left at varying points of the game and later returned. Fox only mentioned Franklin's and Williams' injuries in his post-game press conference.
Linebacker Wesley Woodyard (neck) and defensive end Robert Ayers (shoulder) were injured last week and did not play on Sunday. The team seems optimistic that both will return in time for next week's showdown in Indianapolis.
At 6-0, the Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs are the only two remaining undefeated teams in the NFL. As for the Broncos, injuries may be the only thing that can slow them down (Kansas City will be slowed down when they play Denver).
On a positive note, outside linebacker Von Miller's six-game suspension came to a conclusion after today's game. Miller will be allowed to practice with the team this week and play in Week 7.
Miller will be joining a Broncos pass rush that has featured Ayers (4.5 sacks), Phillips (5.5 sacks) and Malik Jackson (3.5 sacks) through six games. Denver's defense has been shaky at best in pass defense this season—Miller's return will help the team generate more of a pass rush going forward, which will help the secondary tremendously.
Check back as we continue to update this post with more information on the injuries suffered by Franklin and Williams as updates become available.