Three starting defensive Denver Broncos were injured in Sunday's win against the San Diego. Each of them are expected to undergo MRIs early this week. Here is the latest on each of them.
Chris Harris Jr.'s shoulder: 'Good to go'
"I'm hurting, man," Harris said after the game. "I need the bye week."
You got it, CHJ. Rest up!
Denver's starting cornerback missed part of the Broncos' long playoff run after the 2013 season with a torn ACL, so it's great to hear that he's doing relatively well after hurting his shoulder Sunday.
Good news on shoulder MRI for #Broncos' Chris Harris.Should be good to go for playoffs. As one of the NFL's best cover guys, he is essential— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) January 4, 2016
It looks like the #NoFlyZone will have perhaps its most important component in place for the postseason. Although another key cog could miss time...
Darian Stewart may have aggravated his hamstring
This might be the most concerning injury of the lot, as the Broncos don't have any remaining reliable depth at safety behind Stewart if Omar Bolden continues to miss time. Stewart will undergo an MRI early this week to check on the severity and status of the hamstring injury that caused him to miss Week 16 against Pittsburgh.
The Broncos have missed Stewart on the field, badly.
DeMarcus Ware's knee, not back, requires MRI
It's amazing that, early on the season, DeMarcus Ware was considered a Defensive MVP candidate, but by the way his backups Shaquil Barrett and Shane Ray have played, the Broncos have hardly missed a beat without Ware. Still, it's disconcerting to see that he's suffered a different injury that also requires an MRI.
At least it wasn't an aggravation of Ware's back.
We'll keep you updated on all Broncos injuries as we hear more throughout the next two weeks.