Second-year cornerback Michael Ojemudia was injured during the week two preseason matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. He was carted to the locker room and many feared the worst since it looked like an ACL injury. However, the Broncos received some good news according to 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis. He is reporting that Ojemudia suffered a hamstring injury and is week to week with that injury.
Per multiple sources, Broncos got good news on CB Michael Ojemudia. Hamstring injury, not knee as initially feared. Out week to week but should be fine. Ojemudia was having nice camp/preseason. #9sports— Mike Klis (@mikeklis) August 22, 2021
This is great news for the Broncos who would have been searching for a fifth cornerback if Ojemudia ended up missing the season or a significant portion of it. With the defense playing more nickel and dime defenses with three or four cornerbacks on the field at once, depth at the position is crucial. Losing Ojemudia would have been a blow to that, but it appears he could be ready by week one of the season when the Broncos travel east to take on the New York Football Giants.
Ojemudia is coming off an up-and-down rookie season where he was benched for a period of time but also had moments of solid play. Then, this past offseason, the Broncos signed veterans Kyle Fuller and Ronald Darby while also drafting Patrick Surtain II with their 9th overall selection and adding Kary Vincent Jr. in the seventh round as well. So, plenty of competition has been added and he fell from being a likely starter to being on the roster bubble.
So, missing an extended period of time could have him losing his current position on the depth chart. Thankfully, for the Broncos and Ojemudia, it appears he’ll only miss a few weeks and could be good to go come week one.