It was a short-lived stint as starting quarterback of the Denver Broncos for Paxton Lynch, who exited yesterday’s game sooner than he had hoped for due to injury. After undergoing an MRI earlier today, Lynch has officially been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain and is expected to miss two to four weeks, according to various sources. It’s an unfortunate turn of events for Lynch, who would have likely played through the remainder of the regular season as the team’s starting quarterback and given a proper evaluation he had not been injured.
#Broncos QB Paxton Lynch suffered a high-ankle sprain and is out 3-4 weeks, sources say following tests. Looks like it’s Trevor Siemian under center once again.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 27, 2017
#Broncos injuries:— Zac Stevens (@ZacStevensBSN) November 27, 2017
Paxton Lynch has a right high ankle sprain—out 2-4 weeks
Domata Peko sprained MCL out 2-4 weeks
Derek Wolfe—still being evaluated for neck injury
The various reports were furthered by Head Coach Vance Joseph, who confirmed at Dove Valley that Lynch would be out for the aforementioned time frame. In case you were wondering — there won’t be a controversy in regard to who will replace Lynch as the starter, as it was also announced that Trevor Siemian will be the team’s starting quarterback this week for their game against the Miami Dolphins.
Vance Joseph on Trevor Siemian: “He’s going to be our quarterback Sunday"— Zac Stevens (@ZacStevensBSN) November 27, 2017
Having Siemian start is the right thing to do. After filling in for Lynch, he helped spark the offense and put points on the board in the fourth quarter of yesterday’s affair. Truth be told, he proved that he was indeed the best choice for the Broncos to start at quarterback all along — no matter how this season has turned out to date. How will the Broncos fair with Siemian back at the helm for the remainder of the season? You’ll just have to tune in to find out!