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Denver Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater launched from hospital

Denver Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater launched from hospital

Drew Lock will get his first begin for the reason that season finale in opposition to the Raiders in 2020.

DENVER — Drew Lock is the Broncos’ beginning quarterback once more, no less than for this week.

Broncos head coach Vic Fangio provided an replace Monday on his season-long beginning quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater, who was launched from a  hospital Monday morning after his scary head harm Sunday within the group’s 15-10 loss to Cincinnati.

“Concussion protocol. In all probability extremely unlikely he performs this week,” Fangio mentioned.

Individuals pray in their very own means. As Bridgewater lay limp on the bottom after his helmet slammed into the bottom following an airborne blast he acquired from a Bengals defender, Fangio prayed in his means.

“Relieved that he’s doing nicely, Fangio mentioned. “Mentioned a fast, with my Catholic background, mentioned a Hail Mary and Our Father for him throughout that point.”

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Fangio added the group was not but contemplating putting Bridgewater on injured reserve, a transaction that will finish his season as there are three weeks left and the minimal IR keep is three weeks. So for now there stays the likelihood Bridgewater returns to play both in opposition to the Chargers in two weeks or Chiefs on Jan. 9 at Empower Subject at Mile Excessive within the season finale.

However Lock will begin Sunday, the day after Christmas, at Las Vegas in opposition to the Raiders.

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Lock changed Bridgewater in mid collection with lower than 6 minutes remaining within the third quarter and completed it with a 25-yard landing move to Tim Patrick. 

He threw one other missile to tight finish Albert Okwuegbunam for twenty-four yards on the subsequent collection. However Lock later misplaced a fumble, spoiled a goal-to-go probability and price the Broncos an opportunity to rally from its 15-10 deficit.

A final-minute desperation drive went badly awry, and Lock completed 6 of 12 for 88 yards.

“Noticed a pair good throws,” Fangio mentioned. “Couple others that had been off beam just a bit bit. However hopefully with per week’s price of follow, he’ll be significantly better ready.”

Lock may use extra assist from receivers Jerry Jeudy, who had zero catches after he was not in sync with both quarterback in opposition to the Bengals, and Courtland Sutton, who had simply two catches for 12 yards.

Sutton is in a seven-game skid of two catches or much less. He had a transparent drop that will have transformed a 3rd down on the Broncos’ opening collection and one or two different tough catches that he’s made up to now.

“These are some catches he wants to return up, with and I do know he’ll,” Fangio mentioned. “He must expertise some success. He must catch some balls, make some huge performs, and I believe that’s all he wants.”

RELATED: Following scary head harm, Bridgewater shouldn’t play subsequent week at Raiders

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