Demaryius Thomas (88) is tackled by Oakland Raiders strong safety Mike Mitchell (34) during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)
Denver Broncos’ leading wide receiver Demaryius Thomas left the game briefly in the first half with a shoulder injury during the team’s win over the Oakland Raiders.
“It’s sore,” Thomas said after the game with ice on his shoulder. “I tried to come in ahead of time, and get some work on it. I’ll be fine. As long as I can play, I’m good. [It happened] on the last play of the first quarter. It was a slant play and I tried to make a play and ran into a dude.”
Thomas came back to have 5 catches for 83 yards including a big 22-yard gain on 3rd-and-11 in the third quarter.
While Thomas was having his shoulder attended to, Andre Caldwell had his first catch of the season. What better way to officially get your receiving game going than with an 18-yard reception from Peyton Manning?
Because Thomas came back into the game, his shoulder injury doesn’t appear to be serious. He’ll have plenty of time to rest it as the team has three days off before going back to work on Monday.
Kim Constantinesco is Predominantly Orange’s senior editor. She is a credentialed writer who has covered the Broncos for seven seasons. Kim’s work has been featured on NFL.com, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, and the New York Times. She is a long time Broncos fan and currently resides in Denver, Colorado.