CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Carlos Henderson did not apear on the stroll by way of Saturday afternoon, prompting concern. It proved nicely-positioned. The rookie slot receiver missed the morning apply with an injured thumb that an examination decided would require surgical procedure, in line with a number of NFL sources.
He can be sidelined indefinitely.
The Broncos proceed to expertise a rash of accidents. Outdoors linebackers Shane Ray (torn cartilage in left wrist) and Shaquil Barrett (hip), and operating again Devontae Booker (wrist) stay out till roughly the third week of the season. Defensive finish Billy Winn won’t play this yr after tearing his ACL, and inside brute Derek Wolfe is predicted to overlook a number of weeks in camp after spraining his proper ankle on Saturday.
It represents robust luck for Henderson who has struggled to realize traction. A 3rd-spherical decide from Louisiana Tech, Henderson fumbled a pair of kickoffs within the preseason opener towards the Bears. Now we all know, a minimum of partially, why.
Henderson appeared good in OTAs however has not stored his momentum going throughout camp.
His absence opens up a possible path to the roster for Kalif Raymond. His possibilities appeared to shrink with the emergence of rookie punt returner Isaiah McKenzie. Nevertheless, Raymond has loved a terrific camp, opening eyes together with his efficiency.