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Breaking: Broncos’ Drew Lock injures shoulder. Will miss several weeks.

Get ready for more Jeff Driskel.

Denver Broncos v Pittsburgh Steelers
Lock hurt his shoulder early in the game.
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UPDATE: While we are still waiting word on the specifics of Drew Lock’s shoulder injury, 9News’ Mike Klis confirms that he will miss between two and six weeks.

Lock went down awkwardly on a sack fumble by T.J. Watt on the second drive of the Broncos game. So far this season Drew Lock has completed 23 of 38 passes for 236 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions. If he’s missing time the Broncos will turn to Jeff Driskel under center.

If Drew Lock’s shoulder is anything more serious than a day to day injury as most expect, look Brett Rypien to called up from the practice squad. It would also make sense for the Broncos to pursue another quarterback to take over as QB3 for the interim.

If the injury is actually an AC joint, it could be something akin to a best worst case scenario as it probably isn’t season ending. Dr. David Chao said during his halftime chat that the injury did not look like an AC joint. He guessed from cuff contusion or labral tear and deferred to the initial Schefter report.

Unfortunately we just won’t know for sure until the MRI results come in.

The 0-2 Broncos play Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in seven days.

We’ll have more on this as we learn it.