More Broncos Bad News, Bruton Has Broken Leg
The Denver Broncos are due for some good news, but that day isn't today as it was announced defensive back David Bruton suffered a broken leg in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.
According to the Denver Post, Bruton apparently suffered the injury early in Sunday's game, but stayed in the game and played through the pain.
The reality, however, is that Bruton will miss "extensive time", according to Coach Gary Kubiak. That makes the Broncos thin secondary even more short-handed, although safety TJ Ward is expected be back in the line up Monday night when Denver plays Cincinnati.
Meanwhile, there is no more clarity today on the status of quarterback Peyton Manning. Kubiak said "nothing has changed." Osweiler suffered a left shoulder injury in Sunday's first half, but it doesn't look like it would hinder him from playing this week.
Manning and Kubiak will meet this week, and a plan will be devised on Wednesday when Manning returns to practice.
The Broncos are riding a two game losing streak and have failed to score a single point in the second half of three consecutive games. How much of that is on the quarterback and how much of that is on the coach is up for debate.
Regardless, the Broncos have to right the ship soon, with Kansas City breathing down their necks. Denver is at risk of not only losing out on the division title, but missing the playoffs altogether.