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Broncos continue to get dinged up in practices and it’s worrisome

Jared Crick was carted off the practice field on Monday and Carlos Henderson had thumb surgery; both adding to along list of the walking wounded on the Broncos roster.

First news of rookie wide receiver, Carlos Henderson, having thumb surgery to repair ligament damage, then Jared Crick went down in practice on Monday that required him to be carted off the field.

Fortunately, Henderson’s surgery went really well and is currently day-to-day as they determine how well the healing process goes.

“Carlos had surgery on his left thumb,” head coach Vance Joseph said on Monday. “He had a torn ligament and his time frame is also day-to-day. We’re not sure—it depends on the healing process and how it looks in a couple of weeks before we know the long term effects of it. Right now, we’re not sure but he got it fixed yesterday.”

Crick’s injury looked pretty bad at first, but ultimately looks like a back issue that will sideline him for at least the next couple of weeks.

This news comes right on the heels of one of the scariest moments in training camp when Derek Wolfe went down with what looked like a major injury and was cart off the field. He will will miss a couple of weeks, even if Joseph is calling his injury day-to-day. This doesn’t look like a day-to-day kind of boo-boo.

“It’s day-to-day,” Joseph said of Wolfe’s injury. “It’s a lower ankle sprain so we’re going to be smart with this thing—we aren’t going to rush him back and put him out there at 80 percent; not during preseason. We’re going to make sure he’s back to 100 percent before he plays again. Right now, it’s day-to-day and we’re taking it slow.”

This after losing defensive end Billy Winn for the season to a knee injury and with Shane Ray (wrist), Shaquil Barrett (hip), Todd Davis (shoulder) and T.J. Ward (hamstring) all sidelined right now.

Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro of The Afternoon Drive touched on this subject in their show on Monday and how it is becoming a real problem for the Denver Broncos coaching staff to face.

I agree that this is a big problem for the Broncos. The injury bug is plaguing them right now and it seems to be more than “the cleats”. Hopefully the new Broncos coaching staff will identify what changes they have made this year over previous seasons that could be the culprit behind these injuries. Or it could just be dumb luck.


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