Aug 17, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Denver Broncos linebacker Lamin Barrow (57) is helped off the field after suffering an injury against the San Francisco 49ers in the third quarter at Levi
The unfortunate ugly truth of the NFL is that injuries happen. The Denver Broncos have been no exception in recent years, including 2014 with the loss of linebacker Danny Trevathan, who thankfully will return to the team in the next month or two after a leg injury.
Anytime there’s a practice or a game, someone is going to get dinged up, and with every passing day, someone is going to be on the mend. Here are some pieces of injury news that the Broncos received after their victory against the 49ers, pieces of news that are encouraging going forward.
Lamin Barrow, Linebacker
The rookie out of LSU left the preseason game against the 49ers with what appeared to be a lower leg injury. For the time being, Barrow has apparently avoided anything significant.
Barrow figures to play potentially a bigger role in the defense with the recent injury to Danny Trevathan. Hopefully both are back on the field sooner rather than later, but the way Barrow looked in pain on the ground, it’s great to read that he’s escaped with merely a bruised leg.
Gerell Robinson, Tight End
Robinson has been shockingly quiet so far this preseason, unless you’re asking Tharold Simon. He was officially diagnosed with a hyper-extended knee but will have an MRI in Denver on Monday. Robinson was positive after the game.
Montee Ball, Running Back
The Broncos didn’t lose Ball in their win against the 49ers, but he’s been recovering from an appendectomy procedure and may be on track to practice on a limited basis this week.
That’s a great sign for Ball, who needs to get back into game shape for the Broncos’ showdown with the Colts to start the season.