Denver Broncos wide receiver Cody Latimer has been ruled out, along with quarterback Paxton Lynch. Neither will face the New York Giants on Sunday, per the team’s official Twitter account.
The rest of the team is looking very healthy.
“Paxton Lynch and Cody Latimer are the only Broncos ruled out for the Giants game,” wrote BSN’s Zac Stevens. “No players even listed as questionable.”
It’s early in the year, so health is somewhat to be expected, but we’ve seen enough football now to know how fast injuries can strike. The Giants, for instance, just lost wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Odell Beckham to season-ending injures, and they have a very long injury report of guys who may not be done for the year but who won’t play on Sunday. It’s destroying their season, and the Broncos are lucky not to have the same issues.
Both Lynch and Latimer have been banged up for a bit, and it’s not a huge blow to the Broncos. Lynch lost the starting job to Trevor Siemian anyway, and Latimer makes most of his plays on special teams. They’ll feel his absence there, to be sure, but the offense won’t be any different with him out. The passing game goes through Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.
Things have also been pointing up this week for both guys.
“Cody is feeling better after the four or five days off,” coach Vance Joseph said on Monday, per Jon Heath of BroncosWire. “Paxton is also feeling better. Hopefully, Paxton can have a brief throwing session probably Thursday or Friday. That’s the plan for Paxton.”
He did throw. Though he’s not back yet, that’s good progress for the 2016 first-round pick.
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