The Broncos were unable to take a road win in Los Angeles on Monday and there may be a significant injury concern.
Head coach Nathaniel Hackett said after the game that quarterback Russell Wilson has a hamstring injury.
Hackett gave no indication of the severity of the injury. Wilson played all of Denver’s offensive snaps in the loss. He finished 15-of-28 passing for 188 yards with a touchdown and had four carries for 23 yards. He also took four sacks.
When asked about the post-match injury, it sounded like it wasn’t something he could just shake off.
“Yes, I have my hammy,” Wilson said. “I was kind of scrambling and moving on one, had to throw it away. I did well in the fourth quarter. But just tried to play through it and stuff.
“I felt good walking around, running around, throwing and everything else – especially in the beginning. And then that happened, so that was a bit of a shame. But, you know, trying to find a way to win the game. “
Wilson has also dealt with a shoulder injury, saying the “shoulder did good” before turning to say, “I think all that matters is that we win.”
Wilson’s numbers in the second half and overtime were disastrous, as he completed only 3-for-11 passes for 15 yards. With the sacks, Denver had -9 net passing yards after halftime.
Wilson attempted just two passes into the overtime period: a deep fail on third-and-1 of the Denver 34 to KJ Hamler and a deep fail of Jerry Jeudy on third-and-7 of the Denver 34.
If Wilson’s hamstring affected him that much on Monday night, it’s definitely worth checking out all week. The 2-4 Broncos will host the 4-2 Jets in week seven. Brett Rypien is the only other quarterback on Denver’s 53-man roster, with veteran Josh Johnson on the practice team.