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Injury report: Risner and McGovern sit out their second-straight practice

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Could the Broncos be without three of their starting offensive lineman this Sunday?

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The Denver Broncos and the Buffalo Bills released their second injury report of the week ahead of their game this upcoming Sunday. For the Broncos, they might be without three of their starting offensive lineman for their tough road match up against the Bills.

The Broncos had two of their starting offensive lineman sit out today’s practice while another remains a “50/50” shot at playing this Sunday.

Rookie guard Dalton Risner remained sidelined with an ankle injury. He’ll likely have to practice in some fashion on Friday to have a chance at playing this Sunday. If he sits out, it would be a major hit to the Broncos offensive line.

As for center Connor McGovern, despite sitting out two practices, he figures to play this Sunday according to Head Coach Vic Fangio. When asked about McGovern playing on Sunday, he told them “I believe so, yes.”. So, McGovern will be out there, but we’ll have to keep an eye on his back injury in case it flares up again on Sunday.

Not much has changed with Ja’Wuan James when it comes to his injury. He sounds like a game time decision who may need to put in a full practice to play this weekend. If he were to sit out, Elijah Wilkinson would start at right tackle again.

As for some good news, veteran guard Ron Leary and wide receiver Tim Patrick put in limited practices today after sitting out Wednesday’s practice. Also, nose tackle Mike Purcell put in a full practice after being limited on Wednesday.

Here is your full Thursday injury report for the Denver Broncos and the Buffalo Bills.

Denver Broncos injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Justin Hollins LB Hamstring DNP DNP
Joe Jones ILB Foot DNP DNP
Ron Leary G Shoulder / Neck DNP LIMITED
Connor McGovern C Back DNP DNP
Tim Patrick WR Shoulder DNP LIMITED
Dalton Risner G Ankle DNP DNP
Jeff Heuerman TE Knee LIMITED LIMITED
Ja’Wuan James T Knee LIMITED LIMITED
Phillip Lindsay RB Foot / Wrist LIMITED LIMITED
Mike Purcell NT Ribs LIMITED FULL
Will Parks S Hand FULL FULL

Buffalo Bills injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Lorenzo Alexander LB NIR (rest) DNP FULL
John Brown WR NIR (rest) DNP FULL
Jerry Hughes DE Groin DNP DNP
Siran Neal S Concussion DNP DNP
Ty Nsekhe T Ankle DNP DNP
Jaquan Johnson S Hand FULL FULL
Frank Gore RB NIR (rest) NOT LISTED DNP
Jordan Phillips DT Toe NOT LISTED LIMITED

BOLD - Indicates change in status; NIR­- Indicates not injury related; *- Team conducted a walk through / report is an estimation

STATUS DEFINITIONS: Did not participate (DNP); Limited: means less than 100 percent of a player’s normal repetitions; Full: 100 percent of player’s normal repetitions; Out: will not play; Doubtful: Unlikely to play; Questionable: Uncertain to play