Lindsay (toe) won't play Sunday against the Steelers, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports. With Lindsay sidelined this week, the stage is set for Melvin Gordon to be the Broncos' clear-cut top back Sunday, with Royce Freeman on hand to serve in a complementary/change-of-pace capacity.
Coach Vic Fangio said in an appearance on KOA NewsRadio that Lindsay (toe) probably won't play Sunday at Pittsburgh. The 26-year-old was a non-participant at the first two practices of the week, and his outlook apparently hasn't improved much coming into Friday. Lindsay suffered the toe sprain during the season-opening loss to the Titans, and it appears he'll be forced to miss some time. Denver's official injury report will be released later in the day, which should shed further light on his status heading into the weekend.
Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said Lindsay (toe) won't practice Thursday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports. Lindsay's sprained toe has now kept him sidelined for two practices in a row since he suffered the injury in the Broncos' Monday night loss to the Titans. Fangio labeled Lindsay day-to-day Wednesday, but the running back will likely need to get in some on-field work Friday during the Broncos' final practice session to have a realistic shot at playing in Pittsburgh this weekend. Royce Freeman would step in as the top backup to Melvin Gordon if Lindsay can't go.
Coach Vic Fangio said that Lindsay (toe) won't practice Wednesday and is considered "day-to-day," Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports. Lindsay exited Monday's loss to the Titans with what was believed to be a mild case of turf toe, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network suggests the injury could be something that sidelines the running back for "the next few weeks." In the event that Lindsay is forced to sit out Week 2 in Pittsburgh (or any additional games), Melvin Gordon would be locked in as Denver's clear top back, while Royce Freeman would serve as the top backup.
Lindsay (toe) will receive a second opinion on his injury Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Rapoport notes that the running back's issue isn't considered a long-term concern, but Lindsay could end up missing the next few weeks while he deals with turf toe. If Lindsay does indeed miss time, added touches will be available for Melvin Gordon and, to a lesser degree, Royce Freeman.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/27||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||23||23.00|
|4||10/01||@New York Jets||9||13.00|
|5||10/11||@New England Patriots||14||15.00|
|7||10/25||Kansas City Chiefs||16||18.00|
|10||11/15||@Las Vegas Raiders||24||24.00|
|11||11/22||Los Angeles Chargers||3||7.00|
|12||11/29||New Orleans Saints||5||10.00|
|13||12/06||@Kansas City Chiefs||16||18.00|
|16||12/27||@Los Angeles Chargers||3||7.00|
|17||01/03||Las Vegas Raiders||24||24.00|
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|3 Year Avg||208||1024||8||35||218||0||171|