The Denver Broncos begin the week with a pair of key injuries on defense that will need monitoring. Defensive end Shelby Harris was held out with his ongoing ankle issue, while edge rusher Bradley Chubb is still listed with an ankle issue and added a shoulder injury to the list of things he is dealing with. Head coach Vic Fangio didn’t seem too concerned about Chubb not being able to go this week.
“He’s feeling alright,” Fangio said of Chubb. “He got dinged in the shoulder the other night which hurt his play a little bit. He’s fighting through it, and I see improvements being made.”
It’s also looking like running back Melvin Gordon will return to action this week after missing last weeks’ game against the Kansas City Chiefs with a hip injury.
Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions have a lot of sick players to report. Six players were out of practice on Wednesday with an illness. It isn’t COVID-related or there would be a different designation. I would have to imagine all of those players will recover before Sunday’s game.
Here is your full Wednesday practice participation report for both teams.
Broncos Injury Report
|Melvin Gordon III||RB||Hip||LIMITED||LIMITED||LIMITED||QUESTIONABLE|
|PJ Locke||S||Placed on Reserve/COVID-19 List||-||-||DNP||OUT|
|Mike Boone||RB||Placed on Reserve/COVID-19 List||-||-||DNP||OUT|
Lions Injury Report
BOLD - Indicates change in status; NIR- Indicates not injury related; *- Team did not practice / 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