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Broncos vs Lions final injury update: Six players battling illness this week

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Dalton Risner has been battling an illness all week and might not be able to go on Sunday as the Denver Broncos take on the Detroit Lions.

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As expected, the Denver Broncos will be without Adam Gotsis who has been placed on injured reserve, Ja’Wuan James and Ron Leary as the team hosts the Detroit Lions in Week 16. The bigger concern is the health of Dalton Risner who has been battling a bug this week.

If he isn’t able to go, Patrick Morris will take his spot at left guard in this game. The illness has spread to other players as well, with Kyle Peko, Connor McGovern, Austin Schlottmann, and even Drew Lock coming down with the bug. Noah Fant was also added to that illness list.

It would appear the last three were just added to the injury report today and if this illness is bad enough to keep Risner battling all week then it might not bode well for Denver come Sunday. This is something we will be keeping an eye on over the next 48 hours.

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