Denver’s WR Courtland Sutton Dealing with Sprained AC Joint

Courtland Sutton, last year. Photo by Jason Pohuski/CSM/Shutterstock (10352747bg)

The Denver Broncos are dealing with another injury ahead of the 2020 NFL season start. After Pro Bowler Von Miller suffered a season-ending ankle injury on Monday, Broncos now saw promising wideout Courtland Sutton go down with a sprained AC joint in his shoulder.

Luckily for Denver, however, Sutton’s injury isn’t expected to be serious. While the 24-year-old wideout is questionable for the season opener against Tennessee Titans on Monday, he should be ready for action in Week 2.

Sutton reportedly suffered the injury at Thursday’s practice while going for a catch. He underwent an MRI later, which didn’t show any structural damage.

Broncos must be very relieved that Sutton won’t be out for long, considering he was set to be the team’s No.1 receiver in 2020. Sutton is coming off a breakthrough year in which he had 72 receptions for 1,112 yards and six TDs. This fine form got him also his first Pro Bowl nod.

Besides Sutton, Denver’s wideout core also consists out of rookies Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler, who were taken in the first and second round in the 2020 NFL Draft, respectively. However, Broncos can currently only count on Jeudy, as Hamler is dealing with a hamstring injury.