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Report: Tim Patrick to have surgery on broken hand; out 6-8 weeks

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick has a broken left hand. There is no exact timetable for his return, but is expected to miss time.

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According to Mike Klis of 9News, Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick has a broken left hand. He will be meeting with a hand specialist, but is expected to miss some time and there is no timetable for his return just yet.

Patrick appeared in just eight offensive snaps, but did play in nine special teams snaps. I would expect him to miss quite a bit of time and this is a blow to the Broncos’ wide receivers group.

Expect to see rookie Juwann Winfree see a chance to get on the active roster next week when the Broncos host the Chicago Bears in Week 2.

Update: Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic has reported that Patrick’s broken hand will require surgey, but it is not expected to be a season-ending injury.

Update: Mike Klis then followed up with a timeline of 6-8 weeks on Patrick’s hand rehab. This makes him a candidate for injured reserve with designation to return. The Broncos already have Theo Riddick, Drew Lock, and Jake Butt for consideration there. The Broncos may decide to keep him on the active roster like they are doing with Andy Janovich or IR him for the year.