ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — As Denver Broncos rookie operating again Phillip Lindsay struggled, with a badly swollen proper wrist, to end off a suit-and-tie look for the chartered flight again to Denver after Monday evening’s 27-14 loss to the Oakland Raiders, he joked he’d already been “Santa for everyone this 12 months.” So a Christmas Day go to to the physician would not get in the best way of the great tidings.
“Christmas got here early,” Lindsay mentioned. “I feel it will be all proper.”
It was not, nevertheless, as Lindsay’s examination from the crew’s medical workers Tuesday revealed ligament harm in his wrist; extra assessments had been set to be performed to examine for a fracture in a single of the small bones of the wrist, in accordance to crew sources.
Broncos operating again Phillip Lindsay, who earlier this month grew to become the primary undrafted participant on offense to be named to a Professional Bowl in his rookie season, left Monday evening’s recreation at Oakland with a proper wrist injury and didn’t return.
The Broncos are 11-20 in Joseph’s two-season tenure and Monday’s loss to the Raiders won’t assist his trigger.
Dwayne Harris returned a punt 99 yards for a landing after Denver failed to down it, and the Raiders gave their followers lots to have fun of their attainable closing recreation in Oakland, beating the Broncos 27-14 on Monday evening.
It means Lindsay’s season is over and, until there’s a important change within the injury, the rookie will not be anticipated to play within the Professional Bowl. Earlier this month, Lindsay grew to become the primary offensive participant to be named to the Professional Bowl as an undrafted rookie.
Lindsay performed 21 snaps within the Broncos’ Christmas Eve loss to the Raiders as he completed with 46 yards on 10 carries. Lindsay completed his rookie season with 1,037 yards to go with 9 speeding touchdowns and he exited Week 16 tied for second within the league at 5.four yards per carry.
He additionally completed simply shy of Dominic Rhodes’ NFL document of 1,104 speeding yards by an undrafted rookie.
Lindsay’s closing carry in Monday evening’s recreation was a 7-yard achieve with four minutes, 40 seconds remaining within the third quarter. He spent the fourth quarter on the Broncos’ bench, sitting with teammates.
“I used to be simply going by means of a play and it bought hit and it simply bought numb slightly bit,” Lindsay mentioned after the sport. “They took precaution and felt that I ought to keep out … they determined it was most likely good for me to sit out.”
Lindsay, whose proper wrist was noticeably swollen, additionally expressed the hope the injury wasn’t severe when he supplied, “It is most likely a sprain.”