As the Denver Broncos put on the shells Monday, they have been fortunate enough to remain fairly healthy through the first two days of training camp.
They have one player on the PUP list in wide receiver Jordan Taylor who is still recovering from hip surgery this offseason. He is likely to start the season on the PUP as well.
The other injuries the team has suffered are the “day-to-day” variety. Both linebacker Josey Jewel and wide receiver Kenny Bell tweaked their hamstrings on their first day of practice. Head coach Vance Joseph is playing it safe with both players, since those soft tissue injuries can go from slight tweak to major injury rather easily.
“Josey has got a slight hamstring pull,” Joseph said on Saturday. “It happened in the rookie training camp practices, the first day. It’s minor, we’re being cautious. Obviously, it’s early in camp, and we want Josey to get totally healthy. Hamstrings can be tricky. You push guys too early and it can linger on. We don’t want that, so we’re going to make sure he’s 100 percent before he comes back.”
The last injury for the team as of right now was to freshly-signed wide receiver Corey Brown who suffered a head injury in freak weight room accident.
“Corey Brown had an accident in the weight room,” Joseph said on Sunday. “He bumped his head—simple as that.”
The good news here is that we’re all Broncos fans and not Los Angeles Chargers fans. It is shocking how badly the injury bug seems to bite the Chargers every single year. Despite being division rivals, you have to feel bad for them and the players they’ve lost. Those have been some tough breaks.