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Broncos vs. Chargers injury report: Alexander Johnson may not be able to play

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The Denver Broncos may be without Alexander Johnson and maybe even Von Miller as they host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

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The news for the Denver Broncos defense just keeps getting worse this week as it looks like they may be without both Alexander Johnson and Von Miller on Sunday when they take on the Los Angeles Chargers.

“He got it late in the Buffalo game,” Head Coach Vic Fangio said of Johnson’s knee injury. “His availability for this week is up in the air. He didn’t practice yesterday and won’t practice today.”

As for Miller, Fangio noted that if he feels good about his knee soreness then he’ll play. On the offensive side of the ball, Ja’Wuan James appeared to be well on his way back into the starting lineup earlier this week. However, Fangio threw some cold water on that idea as well. It sounds like he may be playing in a more limited role than a full time role in his first game back.

“He did fine. I think he—same thing,” Fangio said of James. “He got better as practice wore on. He’s probably a little sore today because he hadn’t worked that hard of late. We’re hopeful that he’ll be able to play some in the game, but still to be determined.”

Meanwhile, on the other side, the Chargers are getting their guys back healthy. Denver is coming off two very physical football games that they lost, so they are definitely a bit banged up heading into this weekend.

Broncos injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Duke Dawson CB Concussion DNP DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Chris Harris Jr. CB NIR DNP FULL FULL
Shelby Harris DE Ankle DNP LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Josey Jewell ILB Ankle DNP LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Alexander Johnson ILB Knee DNP DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Von Miller OLB Knee DNP DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Derek Wolfe DE NIR DNP FULL FULL
Justin Hollins LB Hamstring LIMITED LIMITED FULL
Ron Leary G Shoulder / Neck LIMITED LIMITED FULL
Connor McGovern C Back LIMITED LIMITED FULL
Tim Patrick WR Shoulder LIMITED LIMITED FULL
Jeff Heuerman TE Knee FULL FULL FULL
Ja’Wuan James T Knee FULL FULL FULL QUESTIONABLE
Joseph Jones ILB Foot FULL FULL FULL
Will Parks S Hand FULL FULL FULL
Dalton Risner G Ankle FULL FULL FULL

Chargers injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Thomas Davis LB Knee LIMITED FULL FULL
Russell Okung T Groin LIMITED LIMITED FULL QUESTIONABLE
Sam Tevi T Knee LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Mike Williams WR Knee LIMITED FULL FULL
Justin Jackson RB Calf FULL FULL FULL
Drue Tranquill LB Calf FULL FULL FULL
Geremy Davis WR Hamstring NOT LISTED NOT LISTED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE

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.