The Broncos are coming off their second straight loss this weekend and look to get things back on track against their divisional rival the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football. However, they enter this important divisional matchup rather banged up. They have a total of 14 players listed on their injury report this week.
Broncos QB Paxton Lynch (throwing shoulder)participating in practice. First day back was yesterday. Won’t be involved in a lot of reps today— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) October 26, 2017
Like every other week, nose tackle Domata Peko, cornerback Aqib Talib, and running back Jamaal Charles get the first practice off. All three will be back on the practice field tomorrow for the Broncos.
Two defensive players who the Broncos will need this Monday night missed today’s practice. Run stuffers Derek Wolfe and Todd Davis sat out practice. It’s unclear if Davis is in danger of missing Monday night’s game, but it sounds like Derek Wolfe will be out there. With MVP candidate, rookie running back Kareem Hunt coming up, the Broncos defense will need everyone they can get to stop him.
Now for some more encouraging news. Quarterback Paxton Lynch returned to practice today putting in a limited session. With Trevor Siemian really struggling, a healthy Lynch could start pushing for playing time sooner rather than later.
Receiver’s Cody Latimer and Isaiah McKenzie also returned to practice today. It’s looking good that both will be back for Monday Night’s game.
Starting right tackle Menelik Watson appears to be on track to play this Monday night after sitting out last Sunday’s game with a calf injury. Despite his struggles, the Broncos would likely welcome him back to their starting lineup after last Sunday’s mess.
As for the Chiefs, they look fairly healthy coming into Monday Night’s game. Remember they played on Thursday Night Football last week and had a bit of a mini bye-week, so they’re feeling pretty good and fresh for this game.
Here is your entire Thursday injury report for the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Denver Broncos Injury Report
|Jamaal Charles||Running Back||NIR||DNP|
|Todd Davis||Inside Linebacker||Ankle||DNP|
|Domata Peko||Nose Tackle||NIR||DNP|
|Emmanuel Sanders||Wide Receiver||Ankle||DNP|
|Donald Stephenson||Offensive Tackle||Calf||DNP|
|Derek Wolfe||Defensive End||Hand/Foot||DNP|
|A.J. Derby||Tight End||Shoulder||LIMITED|
|Virgil Green||Tight End||Shoulder||LIMITED|
|Cody Latimer||Wide Receiver||Knee||LIMITED|
|Isaiah McKenzie||Wide Receiver||Ankle||LIMITED|
|Menelik Watson||Offensive Tackle||Calf||LIMITED|
Kansas City Chiefs injury report
|Bennie Logan||Defensive Tackle||Knee||FULL|
|Charcandrick West||Running Back||Concussion||FULL|
|Albert Wilson||Wide Receiver||Knee||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