Week 2 in the NFL is over for every team, except for the Raiders and Saints, and it’s been an injury plagued week in the NFL and for the Denver Broncos. It’s almost like an extended training period and four preseason games are wildly important to injury prevention. Sure the preseason games are boring, but at least when they play the preseason games half the NFL’s stars aren’t injured two weeks in to the season. Who would have guessed conditioning and preseason games were so important?
Okay so half the leagues stars aren’t injured, but it looked like it was the Red Wedding on the field this week. It seemed like every time you changed the channel to a different game a new player was hurt. Saquon Barkley went down, Jimmy Garapolo went down, Nick Bosa went down, Tyrod Taylor was hurt before the game even started, Drew Lock went down in the first quarter, the list just went on and on.
A look at players that have left today’s game due to an injury and are out for the day. 16 and counting…. pic.twitter.com/eHQnoolYI8 — Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 20, 2020
When that was tweeted 16 players and counting had gotten hurt on Sunday. Any injury is bad, but man these are big name guys going down. I say the Broncos are injury cursed, but man I feel for 49ers fans. They also look cursed, although it looks like the NFL as a whole might be injury plagued this year.
The Broncos just can’t seem to catch a single break this year. They lost their number one defender in Von Miller before the season even started. At least fans would be able to rally around a young quarterback and root for him and his development for the future with the fan favorite Von Miller sidelined, right? WRONG. Drew Lock got hurt in the first half of the Broncos at Steelers game. He’s out for 2-6 weeks. Now the Broncos are without their two highest paid defensive players in Von Miller and A.J. Bouye, their number 1b running back in Phillip Lindsay, their starting quarterback, and potentially down their number one wide receiver Courtland Sutton again. Sutton left the game with a knee issue and never returned.
Von Miller, most likely done for the year.
Courtland Sutton, feared to have significant knee injury.