Broncos’ quarterback Trevor Siemian will undergo surgery on his left, non-throwing shoulder this week, reports 9News’ Mike Klis.
Siemian noted that the surgery is “optional” and that he expects to be back in time for OTAs this spring.
“It really only bothers me when I work out, but I figure I’m going to have to keep working out for a while so I’m getting it fixed,’’ he told Klis. “It was not a major thing I was playing through or anything. It actually felt pretty good these last couple weeks.’’
The first-year starting quarterback suffered a third-degree separation of his left shoulder in the first half of the game against Tampa Bay. Siemian sat out the second half as well as the following week against the Falcons.
Siemian missed one other game due to an injury to his left foot. You all remember that one:
This seemed to work out well for the last guy. pic.twitter.com/LYn1qVCuDd— Trevor Siemian (@TrevorSiemian) December 3, 2016
Klis reported that Siemian will fly to Los Angeles on Wednesday to meet with Dr. Neal ElAttrache, an orthopedic surgeon and head team physician of the LA Dodgers and Rams. No. 13 is expected to have the elective surgery on Thursday.
Siemian finished the season completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 3,401 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also threw 10 interceptions to finish with an 84.6 quarterback rating - 23rd in the NFL.
Other players having surgery
DeMarcus Ware recently underwent surgery for a ruptured disc, and Matt Paradis is scheduled for surgery on both of his hips.
Ware will turn 35 in the offseason and is coming off a season with just four sacks but still a dominating pass-rusher. Playing limited downs, Ware and Von Miller forced quarterbacks to throw the ball away or into an incompletion far more often than the stats reveal.
Ware reported via Instagram last week that his surgery went well, and he plans to be back:
Matt Paradis, the Broncos’ choice for the 2016 Ed Block Courage Award, fought through hip injuries most of this season while playing all 999 snaps. Paradis is the only Bronco to play every offensive or defensive snap in each of the last two seasons.
“I’ll be back next year. They’re very confident about that,” the second-year starting center said. “We’re going to get these surgeries done and be back as soon as possible. Hopefully that means (by) OTAs.”
Dr. Marc Philippon, the orthopedic surgeon at The Steadman Clinic in Vail who did Jake Plummer’s hip surgeries, will work on Paradis as well.