Denver Broncos: Paxton Lynch appears to be without a sling

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 24: Quarterback Paxton Lynch
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 24: Quarterback Paxton Lynch /

Denver Broncos second-year quarterback Paxton Lynch appears to have gotten rid of the sling as he heals from a shoulder injury…

The Denver Broncos are coming off of a big victory over the division rival Los Angeles Chargers in the opening week of the season, and everyone is having a good time with it.

That includes the team, and players are naturally posting videos to social media in celebratory fashion.

One video that’s making its way around is one that was taken by offensive tackle Donald Stephenson, and there are a couple of important nuggets of information from this short clip.

Take a look.

Of paramount importance in this video is the fact that Trevor Siemian is cutting loose, and wearing sunglasses indoors along with some khaki pants that are more than big enough to fit him. That much we know is true.

On a more serious note, it looks like second-year quarterback and former first round pick Paxton Lynch has ditched the sling on his throwing arm that was helping along the healing process for his injured shoulder.

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Lynch suffered an injury to his throwing shoulder in a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, and he injured it pretty badly.

The Broncos gave a somewhat vague timetable for his potential return, saying initially that he would miss a ‘couple’ games and then changing that prognosis to at least five weeks of the regular season.

Well, only one week of the regular season has passed, but that doesn’t mean Lynch isn’t progressing faster than anticipated. That would be excellent news for the Broncos, who want to make sure that while Lynch is not going to be the starter on game day, he will be getting valuable reps in practice every day during the week.

It’s the only way he’s going to improve.

Lynch needs reps, and therefore he needs to get healthy as soon as possible. Obviously this is a touchy injury because he’s dealing with his throwing shoulder, so he’s got to be careful. Here’s hoping he continues to progress quickly and is able to get out on the practice field soon.