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
|Noah Fant||TE||Shoulder / Illness||LIMITED||LIMITED||LIMITED||QUESTIONABLE|
|Mike Purcell||NT||Shoulder / Knee||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
|Damon Harrison||DT||Knee / Calf / NIR||FULL||DNP||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.