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Phillip Lindsay done for the year with serious wrist injury

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Denver Broncos rookie phenom Phillip Lindsay is done for the year after suffering a wrist injury.

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According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Phillip Lindsay’s wrist injury appears to be a possible scaphoid fracture with ligament damage. That’s about as serious a wrist injury as it gets and Lindsay will face a lengthy recovery time.

Mike Klis also reported that Lindsay will be getting a second opinion later in the week, but the MRI exam did show ligament damage with further tests needed to confirm the scaphoid fracture. A scaphoid fracture is a break in the scaphoid bone in the wrist and depending on the severity could have recovery times of between from six weeks to 24 weeks. Either way, Lindsay is in for a long rehab back and will miss the Pro Bowl in February.

Lindsay, 24, finished with 1,037 yards on 192 carries and 9 touchdowns, which was enough to earn him Pro Bowl honors. He became the first undrafted offensive rookie to reach the Pro Bowl in NFL history.

Here’s a big ole Mile High Salute from Broncos Country for Lindsay. Can’t wait to see you come back strong in 2019!