The Broncos’ worst injury fears were ruled out, but they will be without two — maybe more — of offensive weapons in Los Angeles on Sunday. Head coach Vance Joseph said Monday that receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Isaiah McKenzie both suffered right ankle sprains in the team’s loss to the New York Giants and they will be out for their Week 7 game against the Chargers. The two will be week-to-week in their recovery thereafter. Sanders was carted off late in the third quarter after falling awkwardly on his right ankle on a passing play. X-rays taken at the stadium Sunday were negative and magnetic resonance imaging scans Monday morning confirmed no fractures. Isaiah McKenzie, a fifth-round draft pick, suffered a similar injury minutes later, early in the fourth quarter. McKenzie fell hard on a deep passing play and was carted off while grimacing in pain. X-rays Sunday and an MRI on Monday too revealed no fracture. “Sprains are becoming all different levels,” Joseph said. “But it’s a sprain for both guys. Isaiah is a little bit less of a sprain than Emmanuel.” Sanders and McKenzie were among the most significant, but certainly not the only injuries endured by the Broncos last Sunday. Receiver Demaryius Thomas, who suffered a lower-leg injury and underwent an X-ray during the game, has a bruise and will not miss game time. Quarterback Trevor Siemian injured his left (non-throwing) shoulder while trying to make a tackle on his pick-six late in the second quarter. He exited the game for a series as trainers examined his shoulder but returned for the start of the second half and finished the game.
Broncos WRs Emmanuel Sanders, Isaiah McKenzie out for Week 7 with ankle sprains
Denver Post | Oct 16