Broncos Injury News: Friday Injury Report


Nov 1, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak during the second half against the Green Bay Packers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 29-10. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos concluded their weekly preparation for the Indianapolis Colts on Friday. The team travels on Saturday to play Peyton Manning’s old team at Lucas Oil Stadium. However, there are some players that will not partake in the game.

Gary Kubiak announced that edge rusher Shane Ray and Jordan Norwood would both miss their second straight game on Sunday. As we know, Ray is still recovering from the MCL sprain he suffered against the Browns a few weeks back. For Norwood, his hamstring is still bothering him from practice last Friday.

Kubiak also announced that Ronnie Hillman would be questionable for the game with a bruised thigh. However, he did state that he expects Hillman to be ready to go on Sunday. Everyone else on the injury report has been listed as probable.

One big piece of news is that Broncos edge rusher Shaquil Barrett will be probable for the game as he has a toe injury. After missing practice on Wednesday, he participated in practice on Thursday and Friday.

This is not too bad. Having 51 of the possible 53 players available for duty against the Colts gives the Broncos quite a bit of depth. However, Kubiak will still have to choose five other healthy players to scratch. Most likely those players will be those who have been game day inactives.

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Colts fans were wishing that they were saying the same thing. Two of Andrew Luck’s targets in the passing game are banged up. Wide out Phillip Dorsett is going to be out with an ankle injury and T.Y. Hilton will be questionable with a foot injury.

The former Bronco Nate Irving will not get the chance to face his former team as he is ruled out with a knee injury. And while Luck is probable for the game, he does have the rib injury as well as a bum ankle.

The Broncos face the Colts on Sunday Afternoon at 4:25 PM EST/2:25 PM MST. Go Broncos!