Denver Broncos rookie running back Phillip Lindsay will miss week seventeen against the Los Angeles Chargers with a wrist injury. suffered vs. Oakland.
The Denver Broncos relied heavily on running back Phillip Lindsay this season.
Unfortunately, they won’t be able to for the season finale. Lindsay suffered a wrist injury in Monday Night’s matchup against the Oakland Raiders that will take plenty of time to heal.
The running back thinks that the injury is “just a sprain”. If it was earlier in the season, Lindsay would obviously be able to make a difference later in the year.
Unfortunately, with one game left in the season, the Broncos had no choice but to shut him down.
Lindsay was having a Pro Bowl season for the Denver Broncos. He will have to pass on the invitation to go to the all-star game because of the injury. He is the first undrafted offensive rookie to be voted to a Pro Bowl.
Injured players who cannot play in the game still get credit for the invitation, so that will stay on his resume. Lindsay broke the Denver Broncos’ single-season rushing record for undrafted rookies.
He has been a phenomenal asset to the team’s offense this season and has made quite the impact, despite the team’s losing record.
According to Mike Klis, the expectation is that Lindsay will undergo surgery on his wrist. Lindsay will seek a second opinion.
There will be plenty of time for Lindsay to improve on his resume and hopefully become one of the better running backs in the league.
It is very unfortunate that Lindsay’s season has been cut short, as he would have been a big part of the team’s quest to get a victory over the Los Angeles Chargers in week 17.
Lindsay finished the year with 1,037 rushing yards, nine rushing touchdowns while averaging 5.4 yards per carry.
He recorded 35 receptions for 241 yards and a touchdown catch.
The Broncos will look forward to having Lindsay back on the field as soon as possible. His presence will be greatly missed but now he will need to focus on recovering and be prepared for the 2019 season.