DENVER — Please see below for an updating list of the Broncos’ injuries from Denver’s Week 12 game against the Chargers.
2:10 p.m. MT: Running back Melvin Gordon III is questionable to return to the game after suffering a hip injury. Gordon suffered the injury as he carried for a 12-yard gain on his first run of the day.
2:25 p.m. MT: Gordon returned for the Broncos offense’s second series.
2:40 p.m. MT: Guard Dalton Risner is questionable to return after suffering a back injury. Netane Muti replaced Risner in the lineup.
2:50 p.m. MT: Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is questionable to return with a lower leg injury. After suffering the injury, Bridgewater went to the bench for further evaluation by members of the training staff and later went to the locker room. In his absence, Drew Lock took snaps at quarterback.
Tackle Calvin Anderson is also questionable to return with a knee injury. He was carted off the field after suffering the injury, and Quinn Bailey replaced Anderson at left tackle.
3:50 p.m. MT: Anderson and Risner have been downgraded to out.
4:03 p.m. MT: Bridgewater returned for the Broncos’ first possession of the second half.
POSTGAME UPDATE: After the win, Head Coach Vic Fangio said he thought Risner’s injury was “more of a day-to-day, week-to-week type thing,” though he noted he didn’t have a concrete update.
Fangio also was able to shed some light on Bridgewater’s injury.
“He suffered a shin injury,” Fangio said. “I don’t have all the particulars, but for you guys who have ever had a shin injury, it kind of swells up real quick, which his did. They had to take some tests to make sure nothing was happening underneath it.”
In his return after undergoing an X-ray, Bridgewater helped lead Denver’s offense to a key scoring drive in the fourth quarter.