The injuries keep on piling up for Denver Broncos. The latest two came over the weekend when the organization learned that they will have to play multiple weeks without starters quarterback Drew Locks and running back Philip Lindsay due to injuries.
Lock was injured in the first quarter of the 26-21 loss to Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night. The 23-year-old QB landed awkwardly on his shoulder after being sacked by Steelers’ Bud Dupree and had to leave the contest.
“We’ll probably do an MRI on it,” said Lock after the game.”And yes, because it’s my throwing arm, there’s a little bit more caution in there.”
While Broncos didn’t give much detail about their signal caller’s injury, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Lock sprained his AC and will have to sit out from two to six weeks depending on the extent of the injury.
Lindsay, on the other hand, has been dealing with a toe sprain for the past several days and was forced to miss the game against the Steelers. The 26-year-old RB is reportedly facing a two to four weeks break, which means the earliest he could return is the Week 4 game against New York Jets.
The injuries of Lock and Lindsay represent another tough blow for Denver, who is losing key players right and left each week. Denver previously saw All-Pro linebacker Von Miller go down with season-ending ankle surgery, while Pro Bowl wideout Courtland Sutton is also dealing with a serious shoulder injury.