Denver Broncos send Justin Simmons to injured reserve

Denver Broncos send Justin Simmons to injured reserve

The Broncos’ star safety will miss at least the next four games with a hamstring injury.

ENGLEWOOD — As if the disappointment with which the Denver Broncos they left SeattleSecurity justin simmons he suffered a hamstring injury in the Week 1 loss which will sideline him for at least a month.

Simmonswho played every defensive opportunity on Monday night in the loss to Broncos 17-16 against the sea ​​hawks, was officially added to the injured reserve on Wednesday afternoon. It means that Simmonswho was the iron man for the Broncoswill miss at least the next four games.

The earliest he could return would be the Oct. 16 game against Los Angeles Chargers.

The bone Broncos they promoted the cornerback Essang Bassey take the place of Simmons on the active roster, and also signed former Los Angeles security Minnesota Vikings there Philadelphia Eagles, Anthony Harristo the practice squad. Bassey24, has played 13 games over the past two seasons with the Broncoswhile Harris30 years old, participated in 95 matches in life.

Simmons is one of the team’s captains and was named to the Pro-Bowl once, as well as recognized the second team All pro in his career.

Although Broncos they had already decided to put Simmons on the injured reserve list and signed at Harristhe head coach Nathaniel Hacket just shared this Simmons he was going to “run out of time” before practice on Wednesday.

When asked directly if Simmons would come out on Sunday against the Houston Texans, hacker replied, “We’re still evaluating everything, figuring out what’s going to happen…but we assume time will be wasted.”

SimmonsThe 28-year-old has started the last 66 games, including the regular season opener last Monday night, and has had a winning streak from the start of the 2018 season to the fourth quarter of the week. Broncos Above New York Jets in the last season he participated in all snaps, more than 3,211 consecutive repetitions in total.

Those three games he sat out of in the 26-0 win over the Jetsand the two non-partition movements of December 26 against Las Vegas RaidersThese were the only defensive opportunities he had missed since the start of the 2019 season.

He missed the last three games of the 2017 season with an ankle injury.

against the sea ​​hawks, Simmons he finished with nine tackles and recovered a fumble. He didn’t appear to be limping when he left the pitch on Monday night, but he had expressed some discomfort with the injury to medical staff on Tuesday.

“It’s hard to replace a guy like justin simmons”, acknowledged the security Karim Jackson. “What he does on our defense, what he does in our dressing room with his leadership. He’s tough.”

Caden Sternswho was a fifth-round pick in the Draft 2021would be the most likely candidate to replace Simmons in the range of Broncos.

« Caden Sterns [ha] played a lot in this league… He is very ready for the situation, ready for the opportunity,” he revealed. jackson.

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