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Denver Broncos Injury Report: Relief For Captain Russell Wilson As 24YO WR Health Improves, After Close Loss To Raiders In the Opener

Published 09/15/2023, 5:20 AM EDT

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The Denver Broncos are a powerhouse in American football in the AFC West division. Nestled in the picturesque Dove Valley, Colorado, the Broncos had a lukewarm start to the Sean Payton Era, narrowly losing 17-16 to the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 1.

Now, the Broncos (0-1) are gearing up for redemption as they return to Empower Field at Mile High to face the Washington Commanders (1-0). Amidst all the anticipation for Week 2, there’s some relief on the horizon for Captain Russell Wilson as the 24-year-old wide receiver’s health improves. Let’s explore to find out who this mystery wide receiver is and uncover the latest injury updates for the Denver Broncos.

Bronco’s Jerry Jeudy injury update

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The Denver Broncos’ wide receiver, Jerry Jeudy, found himself on the injury list due to a hamstring issue. However, the latest injury report suggests there’s good news on the horizon, as he was listed as a full participant in Thursday’s practice, putting him on track to play in Sunday’s showdown with the Washington Commanders in Week 2.

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Jeudy had expressed confidence in his recovery last week, and head coach Sean Payton confirmed on Wednesday that the Broncos had contemplated letting him play against Las Vegas after assessing his condition. His absence in the season opener was felt, given the spark he brings to the team’s offense.

The hamstring injury, sustained in August, sidelined him for the first game of the season. Alongside Jeudy, two other players, defensive tackle D.J. Jones (knee) and cornerback Riley Moss (abdomen), were also upgraded from limited to full participation on Thursday.

Week 1 recap and implications for Russell Wilson

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Week 1 was a deja vu moment for the Denver Broncos as they lost another home game to the Las Vegas Raiders, with the final score replicating last year’s defeat – 17-16. The Broncos haven’t managed to maintain their home-field advantage since the departure of legendary quarterback Peyton Manning.

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Nonetheless, this time around, the game showcased a noticeable difference in the Broncos’ performance. Russell Wilson, the team’s charismatic leader, faced a close examination by Denver’s best quarterback analyst, Tim Jenkins. Jenkins set out to answer whether this was the same old Russell Wilson or if there was room for hope. While Wilson did have a few misses, overall, he displayed glimpses of the player everyone had hoped to see last year.

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In conclusion, as the Denver Broncos prepare to take on the Washington Commanders in Week 2, there’s a glimmer of hope with Jerry Jeudy’s impending return from injury. Russell Wilson’s performance in Week 1 was encouraging, and if the Broncos can convert close games into victories, they might turn their season around.

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Vasudha Mudgal is an NFL Author at EssentiallySports with a passion and deep understanding of the sport. She is pursuing her second post-graduation from a premier institute, and with a rich background in teaching, Mudgal brings a unique perspective to her writing. Apart from football, Mudgal indulges in her lifelong love for basketball.
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