Walker had been dealing with a hip strain since mid-August, but seems to be fully healthy with Week 1 right around the corner. The 22-year-old could be in for an increased role in the early part of the season with Shane Ray (wrist) out at least eight weeks on injured reserve.
Walker (hip) practiced Tuesday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Walker is still practicing with the outside linebackers, even though he played defensive end in college. He may be able to play some snaps in the first few regular season contests too with Shane Ray (wrist) destined to miss a few games. Either way, Walker will have a chance to play against the Packers on Saturday as long as he doesn't re-aggravate his hip.
Walker underwent an MRI on Thursday that revealed a hip strain, which will keep him out for a few days, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
Walker's hip injury wasn't thought to be serious and his MRI confirmed that. He'll likely sit out Saturday's preseason game against San Francisco before returning to practice early next week.
Walker (hip) is slated to receive an additional MRI, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.
The Broncos are hoping that the rookie's hip injury isn't too serious but are justifiably taking every precaution necessary to ensure a full recovery. We should have a much better understanding of a timeframe for Walker's return once the MRI results are made public.
Walker has a sore hip flexor that limited him on Tuesday, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.
Walker's hip soreness is something to keep an eye on, though it doesn't appear serious and he could return to the field in the near future.
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