UPDATE - 4:35PM
According to Mike Klis of 9News, the injury to Shaquil Barrett is more serious than originally reported by James Palmer earlier today. The Broncos expect a 2-3 month recovery time, which would put his Week 1 availability in serious jeopardy.
Denver Broncos’ outside linebacker Shaq Barrett suffered a serious hip injury while working out on his own away from the team facility, 9News has learned.
Barrett, 24, will be out two or three months, and maybe longer, depending on further evaluation he is to receive from a hip specialist in Vail. The full extent of Barrett's injury, and whether his injury will require surgery, won't be known until after he visits the specialist.
Next week, we’ll know just how serious the injury is and exactly how long Barrett will need to rehab before being ready for the season. Bad news for him and for Broncos Country.
UPDATE - 1:05PM
According to James Palmer from NFL Network, the Broncos do not expect Barrett’s hip injury to cause him to miss significant practice time this offseason. He’ll be back for training camp.
Shaq Barrett's hip injury wasn't a lingering issues according to VJ. I'm told he'll miss the offseason but is expected to be back for camp.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) May 30, 2017
According to Brandon Kristztal of KOA News Radio, the Denver Broncos might be without outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett for a significant amount of time after suffering a hip injury.
Shaq Barrett not at OTAs, source says he has Dr. appt to determine severity of a hip injury. Timeline unclear, could miss significant time.— Brandon Krisztal (@BKDenverSports) May 30, 2017
Broncos head coach Vance Joseph was asked after practice about the injury, but said they wouldn’t have much information on the severity of the injury until next week.
Barrett is an underrated superstar on the Broncos defense. He could be a starter on almost any other team, but his presence as a reserve player keeps the Broncos pass rush fresh and unrelenting for sixty minutes.
Hopefully he has a quick and speedy recovery from this injury.