Broncos Injury Report: Monday’s Rundown


Dec 6, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak speaks at a press conference following the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Denver won 17-3. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos won their tenth game of the year by virtue of a 17-3 win over the San Diego Chargers, but the injuries continue to build off.

Gary Kubiak met with the media on Monday and announced quite a few injuries for the Broncos. One name that was brought up was Peyton Manning. Kubiak announced that Manning could resume some on-field work on Wednesday off to the side.

That is good news for the Hall of Fame quarterback, but Kubiak did announce that Brock Osweiler would start for the Broncos on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Meaning that this practice could determine how close to 100 percent Manning is from the foot injury.

Another big name was Demarcus Ware, whom was announced that he could be back this Sunday, but will not make the decision until later on in the week. Again, this will be a player that we will be keeping an eye on this week.

Vernon Davis and Danny Trevathan left on Sunday with concussions. Kubiak noted that both players are in the concussion protocol. This means that they will not practice or play until they have cleared the protocol by a doctor.

Broncos running back C.J. Anderson also left the game on Sunday with an ankle injury. He is considered day-to-day, but knowing how hard of a worker and his determination I would not be surprised to see him suit up for the Broncos.

Another name to keep an eye out for is David Bruton Jr. He suffered a MCL and PCL sprain during the game. Bruton Jr. did not rule himself out for the game, but it will be another one of those “watch and see” approach.

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Omar Bolden also left the game on Sunday with a groin injury. This means that the only healthy safeties the Broncos have on the roster are Darian Stewart and Josh Bush. That is not good for a defense that dominated on Sunday.

Hopefully we will see some of these players return to practice, but as the injury report grows it becomes a concern to see who does not suit up. Let us just hope that these injuries are quick to recover from and get ready to take on the Oakland Raiders.