WARD SUFFERS INJURED HAMSTRING
Broncos safety T.J. Ward suffered a hamstring injury during training camp practice Friday, coach Vance Joseph said.
Ward left the field gingerly following a play during an 11-on-11 session and did not return to practice.
“We’re not sure how serious or how mild,” Joseph said. “He’s being checked out by the doctor right now.”
Ward had returned to practice after receiving a rest day Thursday.
Inside linebacker Todd Davis also missed practice Friday. Joseph said Davis is dealing with a strained shoulder and is considered day-to-day.
Defensive end Adam Gotsis missed practice with “a light thigh bruise,” Joseph said. Gotsis, who is still working his way back from a knee injury he had scoped in June, is expected to participate in the team’s scrimmage Saturday.
The Broncos will have a scrimmage of up to 40 plays Saturday. Joseph isn’t downplaying the event’s importance.
“It’s going to be huge,” the coach said. “When you say scrimmage, when you say game, that’s a huge evaluation. Guys react differently when there are more stakes on the line. I want to see guys go out there and put their best foot forward when the lights are on.”
As to which quarterback will start the scrimmage?
“I’m not sure yet,” Joseph said. “Whoever starts, you’ll know.”
Among the players unlikely to play in the scrimmage, according to Joseph: Center Matt Paradis, offensive guard Ron Leary and running back Jamaal Charles.
Former Broncos coach Gary Kubiak, now a senior personnel adviser with the team, visited with the team at practice Friday.
“It was great to see him,” Wolfe said. “He looks healthy and happy. It’s going to be nice to have him around.”
The Broncos set an attendance record with an announced 6,567 fans attending Friday’s training camp practice at the UCHealth Training Center.