The Denver Post - - SPORTS - — Nick Kos­mider, The Den­ver Post

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.

“Huge” scrim­mage.

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.

Ku­biak vis­its.

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.

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