Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! Turns out our earlier injury notes on the Patriots secondary may already be outdated.
Safety Steve Gregory (broken thumb), who had been described as unlikely to play this week, reportedly returned to practice today after missing Monday night's game.
Additionally, it's said that Alfonzo Dennard (hip), Aqib Talib (knee), and Kyle Arrington (groin) are practicing; it had also been reported that Dennard would not play.
And yet, the Boston Globe is reporting anew that Dennard will miss Sunday night's game, and may be joined on the sideline by Gregory.
Peyton Manning and the Broncos may face a decimated Patriots secondary on Sunday night in Foxboro. New England is expected to be without CB Alfonzo Dennard, who missed Monday's loss to Carolina due to an injury that reportedly required his knee to be scoped.
Corner Aqib Talib, who allowed Steve Smith to occupy his dome for much of Monday night, was sidelined late in the game after aggravating a hip injury that had caused him to miss the Pats' three prior games.
There's apparently much more to the Rahim Moore story that we haven't heard. Here's what Vic Lombardi had to say earlier today (11/19 hour 2) on 104.3:
Listen to what I'm saying here. Listen to these words--there is more to this story. There is more to this story, and depending on how quickly it gets out there, it could get ugly, cause Rahim Moore was feeling pressure and pain in that lower leg area all week. It didn't happen in game time. It didn't just occur. He didn't show up Sunday night, dancing around, feeling healthy, and suddenly the leg gets banged. He was feeling that all week. Some people knew about it...
Moore played 30 snaps during Denver's 27-17 win over Kansas City on Sunday night before leaving with what was characterized on NBC as a mysterious leg injury.
He was replaced by Mike Adams, never to return, and underwent surgery Monday morning.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! The usual talk about the team's health involves far more serious issues than just muscle and tendon strains.
Most importantly, John Fox is apparently doing well enough to have walked two miles on Monday, and he spoke with the team via Skype on Tuesday.
Next up is Wes Welker's concussion, and his re-entry to the game after having suffered it.
Denver/KC was billed as the game of the year, or even among the best of all-time, based solely upon the teams' W/L records.
But in reality, these were the squads ranked 3rd and 16th in overall efficiency according to Brian Burke's rankings.
In other words, it was something of a mismatch, and it played out precisely that way (not that these things always do).
Monday night's showdown between the rising Panthers and always contending Patriots turned out the better matchup, and may have been the season's best game to date.
Enjoy the game, and Go Panthers!
During Sunday night's win over the Chiefs, Rahim Moore departed with a leg injury that reportedly had the Broncos' medical staff baffled. Today’s information clears up what occurred, and how Moore will be cared for.
It turns out that Rahim had lateral compartment syndrome, and underwent emergency surgery on Monday morning to correct the dangerous condition.
A compartment syndrome will occur when the muscles swell too much, putting pressure on the surrounding sheath of fascia (connective tissue) and, in some cases, impinging on the local nerves. That muscle swelling is usually linked to bleeding into the fascial compartment.
According to the Denver Post, free safety Rahim Moore will miss "several weeks" with what is being called a "serious lower leg injury."
Moore had two tackles and defensed one pass prior to his second quarter departure on Sunday night.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! As big as Denver's victory was, they'll be right back to it with a road trip to Foxboro next weekend.
Fortunately, they'll have an extra day of rest on the Patriots (7-2), who travel to face the surging Panthers (6-3) and their monstrous defensive line tonight.
The biggest storyline will appropriately be the fourteenth showdown between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.
But much attention will surely be paid the status of Wes Welker, who suffered a concussion on Sunday night.