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Broncos vs Lions injury update: Ja’Wuan James not participating in practice this week

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The Denver Broncos have four players who did not participate in practice on Thursday. Adam Gotsis, Ja’Wuan James, Ron Leary, and Kyle Peko were all held out.

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The Denver Broncos are dealing with an extensive injury list this week after a tough, physical game in the snow last Sunday. Their offensive line is looking pretty thin, which doesn’t bode well for their rushing attack against a weak Detroit Lions defense.

“Today, Ron [Leary] won’t,” Head Coach Vic Fangio said. “Adam Gotsis won’t. Adam had his knee operated on yesterday. He’ll be going on I.R. and be done for the year. It’s the same knee he’s had since he came out. DeMarcus [Walker] will be limited. Ja’Wuan James no practice. Everybody else is limited or full except Kyle Peko. He’s sick and we sent him home. He has an illness.”

On the other side, the Lions are looking healthy, but only because they have so many players on injured reserve this late into the season. At 3-10-1, they are huge underdogs and Denver has an opportunity to end a tough season on a high note with a win in each of the next two weeks.

Broncos injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Adam Gotsis DE Knee DNP DNP DNP OUT
Ja’Wuan James T Knee DNP DNP DNP OUT
Ron Leary G Concussion DNP DNP DNP OUT
Dalton Risner G Illness DNP LIMITED DNP QUESTIONABLE
DeMarcus Walker DE Ankle DNP LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Noah Fant TE Shoulder / Illness LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Dre’Mont Jones DE Ankle LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Joe Jones ILB Back LIMITED LIMITED FULL
Alexander Johnson ILB Knee FULL FULL FULL
Von Miller OLB Knee FULL FULL FULL
Will Parks S Hand FULL FULL FULL
Tim Patrick WR Shoulder FULL FULL FULL
Mike Purcell NT Shoulder / Knee FULL FULL FULL
Malik Reed OLB Ankle FULL FULL FULL
Patrick Morris C Back NOT LISTED LIMITED FULL
Kyle Peko NT Illness NOT LISTED DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Drew Lock QB Illness NOT LISTED NOT LISTED FULL
Connor McGovern C Illness NOT LISTED NOT LISTED FULL
Austin Schlottmann G Illness NOT LISTED NOT LISTED FULL

Lions injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Devon Kennard LB Hamstring DNP DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
A’Shawn Robinson DT Shoulder DNP DNP DNP OUT
Christian Jones LB Shoulder LIMITED LIMITED DNP OUT
Bo Scarbrough RB Ribs LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Rick Wagner T Knee LIMITED LIMITED DNP OUT
Damon Harrison DT Knee / Calf / NIR FULL DNP LIMITED
Steve Longa LB Quad FULL FULL FULL

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.