Siemian has leg up on getting back into lineup against Titans
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.”
Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian, left, watches Paxton Lynch during pregame warm-ups Sunday at Jacksonville.