Parks sustained a neck injury in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Chiefs and did not return, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.
Parks sustained the injury in the second half of Sunday's game and was subsequently ruled out. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but Parks will have plenty of time to get healthy with the Broncos not bound for the playoffs.
Parks is expected to occupy a starting role at safety for the Broncos' final three games of the season after Justin Simmons (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Ben Swanson of the Broncos' official site reports.
Parks has already been seeing extended snaps in five- and six-defensive back packages throughout the season, but he should see an even larger role with Simmons out of the mix. With the increased playing time should come heightened outputs in the tackles category, and more opportunities to create turnovers as well. Through the Broncos' first 13 games, Parks has registered 40 stops (30 solo) and three pass breakups.
Parks was not listed on the team's injury report Saturday, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.
With his absence from the report, Parks figures to play in Monday's contest. Used mostly as a special teams asset, Parks could also add some depth to the backend of the defense.
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