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Broncos vs. Steelers Wednesday injury update: A.J. Bouye sent to IR

The Denver Broncos are dropping starters like crazy to start the season, so its next man up as they travel to face the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2.

Tennessee Titans v Denver Broncos Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

The Denver Broncos confirmed on Wednesday that they will place cornerback A.J. Bouye on injured reserve for the next three weeks as he rehabs from a dislocated shoulder suffered in Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans.

It’s a three week timeline now under the new IR rules from the NFL this year, but the loss still hurts as the team is set to face Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady in back-to-back weeks.

The other big name on the list of injuries from that game was running back Phillip Lindsay who got knocked out by turf toe. Head Coach Vic Fangio reveal that the MRI results from Lindsay’s injury came back positive, so he may not miss much time.

“Yeah, I think we did. Phillip’s, I was happy with the results. It wasn’t as bad as it could be. I believe in A.J.’s case it was what they were expecting.”

On the Pittsburgh Steelers side of things, they had a laundry list of players who did not participate in practice on Wednesday due to injury. It would appear the Broncos are not the only team in the NFL right now struggling to keep their marquee players healthy.

Here is your full Broncos-Steelers practice participation reports for Wednesday.

Broncos injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Mark Barron ILB Hamstring DNP
A.J. Bouye CB Shoulder DNP
Kareem Jackson S NIR DNP
Phillip Lindsay RB Toe DNP
Garett Bolles T Elbow LIMITED
Tyrie Cleveland WR Hip LIMITED
Trey Marshall S Wrist LIMITED
Courtland Sutton WR Shoulder LIMITED
Bradley Chubb OLB Knee FULL
KJ Hamler WR Hamstring FULL
Albert Okwuegbunam TE Hip FULL

Steelers injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Zach Banner T Knee DNP
James Conner RB Ankle DNP
David DeCastro G Knee DNP
Diontae Johnson WR Toe DNP
Maurkice Pouncey C NIR DNP
Ben Roethlisberger QB NIR DNP
Juju Smith-Schuster WR Knee DNP
Stephon Tuitt DE Achilles DNP
Alejandro Villanueva T Illness DNP
Stefan Wisniewski G Chest DNP

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.