Hamilton re-injured the same knee in which he suffered an MCL sprain Oct. 18, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Hamilton made it back on the field coming a Week 10 bye, only to hurt the same knee during Sunday's 22-21 win over the Chargers. He caught one of two targets for four yards before exiting the game late in the second quarter. Tim Patrick served as Denver's No. 3 receiver the rest of the way, finishing without a catch on just one target. Hamilton doesn't seem like a good bet to be available for Week 12 against the Steelers.
Hamilton was sidelined for the Broncos' last two games with a sprained MCL, but the wideout seems to be feeling good coming out of the team's Week 10 bye. After logging a limited practice Wednesday, Hamilton upped his activity for the Broncos' second session of the week to eliminate any concern about his availability for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Per Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com, coach Vance Joseph confirmed Thursday that the rookie will have an expanded role now that he's healthy again, so it wouldn't be surprised if Hamilton settled in as the team's No. 3 receiver ahead of Tim Patrick. Emmanuel Sanders and Courtland Sutton are locked in as Denver's starting receivers.
Hamilton (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
Hamilton has missed two consecutive games due to a lingering knee issue, but appears to have made progress in his recovery coming off a bye week. If the rookie fourth-round pick is able to get healthy for Sunday's tilt against the Chargers, Hamilton should serve as the Bronco's No. 3 receiver behind Emmanuel Sanders and Courtland Sutton.
Hamilton (knee) expects to return for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Coming out of a bye week, Hamilton will be exactly one month removed from suffering his injury when the Broncos travel to Los Angeles in Week 11. He's at the long end of the typical recovery timeline for an MCL sprain, with a chance to usurp Tim Patrick for the No. 3 wide receiver job. The role isn't likely to correlate with regular production in Denver's mediocre passing attack, but a strong finish to the season could put the rookie fourth-round pick in line for regular targets next season.
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