Siemian has leg up on get­ting back into lineup against Ti­tans

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Nicki Jhab­vala Nicki Jhab­vala: njhab­vala@den­ver­post.com or @Nick­iJhab­vala

Bron­cos quar­ter­back Trevor Siemian is out of the walk­ing boot he wore last week and might be avail­able to play Sun­day at Ten­nessee.

Siemian trav­eled with the Bron­cos to Jack­sonville this past week­end to con­tinue his re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion as rookie Pax­ton Lynch got his sec­ond start. Siemian walked on the field briefly dur­ing pregame warm-ups with­out the boot on his in­jured left foot, a promis­ing sign of his progress.

“I know he’s do­ing a lot bet­ter,” Bron­cos coach Gary Ku­biak said Mon­day. “I think we were hop­ing he would have got­ten there this past week but couldn’t. I think the fact that he’s out of the boot all week­end walk­ing around in Jack­sonville, and it looks like he’s mov­ing around good down there to­day. We’ll see.”

Siemian sprained his left foot in the over­time pe­riod of the Bron­cos’ loss to Kansas City a week ago Sun­day, but fin­ished the game. He missed prac­tice all last week as Lynch and Austin Davis shared the reps in prepa­ra­tion for the Jaguars.

The in­jury is the third for Siemian this sea­son, dat­ing to the pre­sea­son, when he hurt his right (throw­ing) shoul­der while at­tempt­ing a div­ing tackle in a game against the 49ers. He hurt his left shoul­der in a Week 4 game at Tampa Bay. That in­jury side­lined him for the sec­ond half of the vic­tory and af­forded Lynch the first start of his ca­reer, against At­lanta in Week 5.

“Yeah, learn­ing how to, I don’t want to say take care of your­self, but learn­ing how to stay healthy as a player. it’s an art in a lot of ways,” Ku­biak said. “You have to know how to pro­tect your­self and get rid of the ball and those types of things. Hope­fully he can im­prove upon those things, but the good news is it’s not some­thing (that forces him) to miss a lot of time. Hope­fully he’s back here and can take care of him­self the rest of the year.”

John Leyba, The Den­ver Post

Bron­cos quar­ter­back Trevor Siemian, left, watches Pax­ton Lynch dur­ing pregame warm-ups Sun­day at Jack­sonville.

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