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ENGLEWOOD, Colo.– The 2020 season is all of 8 quarters old, and the Denver Broncos are currently without many of their leading players.Wide receiver
Courtland Sutton suffered a torn ACL throughout Sunday’s 26-21 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and will miss out on the remainder of the season. Sutton had missed the season opener with an ideal shoulder injury suffered Sept. 8 in practice and had actually been limited in practice in the days leading up to Sunday’s game.Additionally, Broncos quarterback Drew Lock will lose out on 3 to 5 weeks with an extreme pressure of the rotator cuff in his tossing shoulder, an injury he suffered in the very first quarter Sunday.
“Drew’s going to be out anywhere from 3 to 4 to 5 weeks,”coach Vic Fangio specified.”All of it depends on the recovery process. … When it’s your throwing shoulder, it’s going to take some time to heal it. It’s got to cool down, get his strength back to where he totally has it, and he can run at 100 percent.” 2 Associated Lock and Sutton join a Broncos injury list that consists of linebacker Von Miller(ankle surgical treatment)and running back Phillip Lindsay(toe). Miller might miss out on the rest of the season, while Lindsay, who remained Sunday, is anticipated to be sidelined for numerous weeks.Sutton’s status for Sunday was presently in concern due to the fact that of the shoulder injury, nevertheless he exposed the group enough throughout Friday’s practice and felt good enough Saturday to play. His last catch of the video game included 6 minutes, 23 seconds left in the second quarter, when he attracted a 45-yard pass from Jeff Driskel. Video game video reveals Sutton hopping somewhat after the catch– he got contended Steelers cornerback Joe Haden as the 2 was up to the ground– however Sutton stayed in the video game. He was the designated receiver on Driskel’s interception, by Haden, with 2:09 staying in the first half.Sutton, who had 3 receptions for 66 yards, played 31 plays in the game. The third-year receiver made his extremely first Pro Bowl trip last season, as an injury replacement for DeAndre Hopkins, when he ended up 2019 as the group leader in receptions( 72 ), receiving lawns(1,112 )and getting touchdowns (6 ). A currently young Broncos offense will now include amongst the youngest pass receiver groups in the league as three novices
— Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler and Tyrie Cleveland– will get a great deal of operate in the weeks ahead. Fangio specified “it will be the guys on the lineup filling that space [left by Sutton] “Denver had 7 wideouts on lineup and will select six for now.Jeudy, Denver’s first-round pick in the 2020 draft, is 2nd on the group in catches and getting backyards.