The Denver Broncos defensive depth is being tested early. After the news last week that the Broncos will be without LB Danny Trevathan until after the bye due to a fractured shin, we learned yesterday CB Kayvon Webster would be unable to make the trip to Santa Clara after injuring his ankle in practice that morning. Luckily that injury isn’t considered to be serious, but the Broncos did not escape today’s preseason game without more injuries.
Rookie LB Lamin Barrow left the game in the middle of the 3rd quarter after injuring his lower right leg during a tackle.
Barrow leaves field on cart after suffering lower right leg on tackle. Rookie Corey Nelson replaced him.
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) August 17, 2014
If Barrow’s injury keeps him out for long the Broncos will be be quite thin at LB and may look to sign someone. While Barrow left the field on a cart, he was seen briefly standing on the sidelines which is always a promising sign. However, Barrow was ruled out to return shortly after going into the locker room.
Later in the quarter TE Gerell Robinson had to be helped off the field after what looked to be a right knee injury.
Gerell Robinson was walking and standing on the sidelines, but, he now boards the cart and is headed for the locker room.
— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) August 17, 2014
Robinson was also ruled out to return. A big injury would be devastating for Robinson who is well behind Julius Thomas, Virgil Green, and Jacob Tamme on the depth chart but is a favorite target of Brock Osweiler.
Hopefully the rest of the game will be quiet on the injury front for the Denver Broncos. Stay tuned to Predominantly Orange for updates on these injuries and a recap and analysis of today’s game.
UPDATE: Looks like relatively good news for both Barrow and Robinson. We’ll know more tomorrow.
#Broncos will evaluate Lamin Barrow tomorrow back in Denver, but preliminary tests/exam show severely bruised lower leg.
— Jeff Legwold (@Jeff_Legwold) August 17, 2014
Gerrell Robinson appears to have hyper-extended knee – nothing major for now but MRI tomorrow
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 17, 2014