While his (left) non-throwing shoulder is still a bit sore, Siemian doesn't seem to be in any danger of missing Sunday's game against the Chargers. The real concern is his supporting cast, as the Broncos likely will be missing Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) and starting right tackle Menelik Watson (calf). With depth receivers Isaiah McKenzie (ankle) and Cody Latimer (knee) also missing Wednesday's practice due to injury and trending toward sitting out Sunday, the Broncos likely will try to lean on their rushing attack in the divisional matchup.
Siemian injured his non-throwing shoulder while trying to make a tackle late in the second quarter of Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Giants. He missed the next series but then returned after halftime, ultimately finishing the game 29-of-50 passing for 376 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. With Emmanuel Sanders and Isaiah McKenzie already ruled out with ankle injuries, Siemian will have to take on the Chargers with a diminished supporting cast, assuming he's able to play. Siemian will likely be listed when the Broncos release their first injury report Wednesday.
Siemian departed before halftime Sunday after injuring his left shoulder, which he had surgically repaired over the offseason. He was able to gut it out and take the field for the Broncos' first series of the second half, finishing the contest with a season-high 29 completions and 376 passing yards while being picked off twice. The exact nature of Siemian's shoulder issue won't be known until after the MRI results are read, but there appears to be some concern that the quarterback might be dealing with an AC joint sprain, an injury that kept him out of two games in 2016. Brock Osweiler would serve as the Broncos' starter under center if Siemian is forced to miss any games this time around.
Siemian completed 29 of 50 pass attempts for 376 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions during Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Giants. He added nine rushing yards on his lone carry.
Siemian's stat line is entirely deceiving as he didn't play well at all Sunday, routinely throwing into triple coverage while missing open receivers on a consistent basis. Things came to a boiling point at the end of the first half when he tossed a pick-six with 48 seconds remaining only to injure his shoulder while trying to make the touchdown-saving tackle. Fortunately, he didn't suffer anything serious and was able to return for the start of the third. However, if Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is forced to miss any time, Siemian could find it difficult to bounce back on the road against a Chargers team that held Raiders quarterback Derek Carr to 171 yards Sunday, while forcing two interceptions in the process.
Siemian (shoulder) is re-entering Sunday's game against the Giants coming out of halftme, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Siemian capped off an ugly first half by injuring his non-throwing shoulder while trying to make a tackle on a pick-six. After missing the final drive of the second quarter, he'll step back in under center as the Broncos try to erase a 14-point deficit.
|7||10/22/17||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
|8||10/30/17||@ KC||8:30 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|15||12/14/17||@ IND||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
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