The Denver Broncos have four major players banged up heading into Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. All four were injured in Monday's loss to the Oakland raiders: cornerback Champ Bailey and running back Knowshon Moreno (hamstring issues), defensive end Elvis Dumervil (shoulder) and wide receiver Brandon Lloyd (groin).
According to Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post, all four players were held out of practice on Wednesday afternoon. Head coach John Fox went on to say that they are "day to day." Jason Hunter replaced Dumervil in the base defense on Monday and turned in a solid performance, but the team is still thin on the line. Willis McGahee is there to pick up the slack should Moreno be unable to go. Eddie Royal and Eric Decker are both capable to filling in for Lloyd should his injury keep him out or reduce his capacity to play. Cornerback Jonathan Wilhite would seemingly pick up playing time in Bailey's absence.
We'll have a better idea on all of their statuses on Friday. If they practice then, they are likely to play on Sunday.
D.J. Williams, Marcus Thomas and Ty Warren also sat out practice, but they were not among the injured from Monday. None played in that game. Williams has a dislocated elbow, Thomas a strained pectoral muscle and Warren a torn triceps. Thomas was originally thought to return at the start of the season, but now his return is unknown.
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