The Denver Broncos will be without Aqib Talib for the second consecutive game as they travel to face the Oakland Raiders in a critical AFC West showdown on Sunday Night Football.
Talib’s back spasms are not healing very well, but the team is taking proactive steps to get him on the path of full recovery.
“What’s going on right now is he has good days and bad days,” head coach Gary Kubiak said. “He’s going to get an injection today—he may have already had it—and let it calm down over the weekend. He’s doing well, so we feel good moving forward. Obviously, we’ll rule him out this weekend and go to work.”
The game availability of Matt Paradis and Brandon Marshall are also in question, but it looks like they both might be ready to go by Sunday night.
News also came out that Andy Janovich’s injury is actually a broken bone in his hand, which will have a 3-4 week recovery time. Until then he will be limited by a club on his hand that affects both his ability to catch passes and block defenders.
Broncos vs. Raiders Injury Report
|Chris Harris Jr.||CB||NIR||DNP||FULL||FULL|
|Trevor Siemian||QB||Left Shoulder||FULL||FULL||FULL|
BOLD - Indicates change in status; NIR- Indicates not injury related.
STATUS DEFINITIONS: Did not participate (DNP); Limited: means less than 100 percent of a player’s normal repetitions; Full: 100 percent of player’s normal repetitions; Out: will not play; Doubtful: Unlikely to play; Questionable: Uncertain to play.