Denver Broncos CB Pat Surtain II has knee sprain, could return after bye week

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A battered Denver Broncos defense, coming off its finest well-rounded effort of the season in Sunday’s 30-16 success over the Dallas Cowboys, will need to make do without yet another starter in the short-term.

Rookie cornerback Pat Surtain II, who was the Broncos’ first-round draft choice this past April, might miss out on several weeks with what group sources stated is a sprained knee. The Broncos were taking that medical diagnosis as excellent news, nevertheless, with Surtain’s prospective go back to the lineup after Denver’s Week 11 bye if he does not practice at all today.

After next Sunday’s video game versus Philadelphia, the Broncos do not play once again up until Nov. 28 versus the Los Angeles Chargers.

Surtain left the win over the Cowboys in the 3rd quarter and had an MRI on Monday early morning. Broncos coach Vic Fangio was asked Monday if he had issues that Surtain’s injury was season-ending, and he stated, “I do not believe that holds true.”

It’s uncertain when Surtain suffered the injury. With 6 minutes, 54 seconds left in the 3rd quarter, Surtain ran stride for stride with Cowboys receiver Cedrick Wilson and raised his arms after the play to commemorate what was a fourth-down incompletion by Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott on the play.

The next time the Broncos’ defense took the field, with 4:43 left in the 3rd quarter, Kyle Fuller remained in Surtain’s left cornerback area.

The Broncos’ defense has actually taken its share of injury swellings. The group currently has 4 protective beginners on hurt reserve, with 4 other protective beginners not on hurt reserve who have actually likewise missed out on video games this season. Surtain will be the 5th because group. The Broncos likewise traded linebacker Von Miller to the Los Angeles Rams last Monday.

Still, on Sunday, the Broncos led the Cowboys 30-0 up until 4:14 was left in the video game — it would have been the very first nothing of the Cowboys in your home because 1991 — and Prescott had 79 lawns passing at the end of the 3rd quarter.

Surtain has actually begun 8 video games this season and dipped into least 93% of the protective snaps in 5 video games. He had his very first profession interception in the Week 2 win over Jacksonville and his 8 pass breaks up are connected for the group lead with security Justin Simmons.

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