Head Coach Gary Kubiak announced that linebacker DeMarcus Ware(Back), safety T.J. Ward(Ankle), Nose tackle Sylvester Williams(Ankle), and Quarterback Peyton Manning(Foot) are all out for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers.
Ware, Ward, Manning and Williams are OUT. Manning, Ward and Williams will not travel to San Diego.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) December 4, 2015
Kubiak also said that Manning, Ward, and Williams would not be traveling with the team to San Diego. All three players will be focusing on their rehab this week in hopes of practicing next weekend.
"We’re going to leave three guys back. We’re going to leave T.J., ‘Sly’ and Peyton back and leave a couple of our trainers back with them to work them through the weekend.
The team is being cautious with Ware. Kubiak said that Ware is "close to playing", but they decided to give him some more time to rest his injuries.
"Yeah, he was really close. He practiced well yesterday, even better today. I think he’s very confident. I think we kind of made up our mind yesterday that we’re going to stay the course. It’s not time yet."
He is expected to have a pre-game warm up in San Diego and that he is looking good for next weekend's game against the Oakland Raiders. Again look for linebackers Shaquil Barrett and Shane Ray to replace Ware in the lineup.
Wide receiver Bennie Fowler has been dealing with an ankle injury that kept out of practice Wednesday and Thursday, but he returned to practice on Friday. He is listed as questionable, but I would expect to see him out there on Sunday.
Also questionable is veteran guard Louis Vasquez. I would also expect to see hm out there Sunday, but will share time with rookie Max Garcia at right guard.
After being a game-time decision last week, veteran left guard Evan Mathis listed as probable for this weekend's game.
As for the Chargers, they will be without starting guard D.J. Fluker, and starting tackle King Dunlap for Sunday's game. Good luck Phillip Rivers. Starting defensive end Corey Liuget is listed as questionable as well.
|Lorenzo Doss||CB||Illness||- -||DNP||FULL||PROBABLE|
|OLB||Chest||Not Listed||Not Listed||FULL||QUESTIONABLE|
|Sean Lissemore||NT||Shoulder||Not Listed||Not Listed||DNP||QUESTIONABLE|