Denver Broncos | News

Broncos Injury Update: Ware, Harris and Stewart to undergo MRIs

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --Safety Darian Stewart, outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. were all scheduled to undergo MRI examinations Monday in the wake of injuries suffered or exacerbated during Sunday's 27-20 win over the San Diego Chargers.

Stewart left late in the first quarter after he suffered an aggravation of the hamstring injury that kept him out for the Dec. 20 loss at Pittsburgh.


He appeared to know what had happened immediately after his last play, when he broke up a deep pass for Chargers TE Antonio Gates, but quickly retreated to the bench, throwing his helmet in frustration.

Harris played through a shoulder injury that left him "pretty sore" Monday morning, Kubiak said.

"I'm hurting, man," Harris said after Sunday's game. "I was hurt pretty much the whole game, but I'll be good.

"I need the bye week," he added. "At first, I was feeling great until [Sunday]."

Ware was limited to 27 snaps Sunday because of the knee problem, which came in his fourth game back from a back injury that sidelined him from the second half of the Week 9 loss at Indianapolis through Week 13.

Inside linebacker Brandon Marshall did not make his ankle injury worse in his brief work early in Sunday's game, Kubiak said. Marshall played three snaps on the opening series, but did not see the field again.

"He didn't go backwards or anything," Kubiak said. "I made the comment to you guys that we were all in in this game. We knew how important it was that we win this football game, because from a physical standpoint, it probably would have been very difficult for us to bounce back real quick [and play on wild-card weekend].

"So Brandon was ready to go. He worked hard to go. We did make a decision early in the game -- and we were playing a lot of dime, so it was a little bit different. I don't think we went backwards. We've got a chance right now to get him a little bit more healthy. We've got some time on our hands, so he'll fall into that category [with] probably about five or six guys on our team."

Kubiak said that he thought "everything was okay" with quarterback Peyton Manning after he played 29 snaps on his still-hurting foot. The action was Manning's first in a game since he was forced to the bench because of a torn plantar fascia in the second half of the Nov. 15 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

"He played under center, he played in the [shot]gun," Kubiak said. "I wouldn't say we went in saying we would sit in the gun [if Manning played], it was just, 'Hey, we're ready to go, let's go play.' So I think he's okay."

Kubiak said the difference with Manning last week compared with previous weeks of work in his rehabilitation was in the feedback the quarterback gave him.

"I just think the last 10 days were different -- much different," Kubiak said.

Another game, another thrilling finish for the Broncos -- but this time, the Broncos clinched an AFC West title and the top seed in the AFC for the postseason.

Emergency Room Care/ Denver ERs

HealthONE has 12 full-service emergency departments -- seven at our hospitals and five free-standing ERs. These include a Level I Trauma Center (adult and pediatric) at Swedish Medical Center; Level II Trauma Center at The Medical Center of Aurora; and Level III Trauma Center at Sky Ridge Medical Center. AIRLIFE-DENVER is our air medical transport serving facilities in an eight-state region.

The Medical Center of Aurora
[Saddle Rock ER]( rock-er.htm)
Centennial Medical Plaza
North Suburban Medical Center
[North Suburban Northeast ER](
wetreat/emergencycare/north east-er.htm)
North Suburban Northwest ER
Presbyterian/ St. Luke's Medical Center
[Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL]( /index.htm)
Rose Medical Center
[Sky Ridge Medical Center]( /)
[Swedish Medical Center]( /)
[Swedish Southwest ER]( /southwest-er.htm)

The HealthONE System of Hospitals now offers you and your family convenient ways to find the closest HealthONE ER and average wait times. HealthONE's Fast LocatER is our mobile suite of tools that you can take with you on the go.

Text "ER" to 23000

Our 24/7 Emergency Rooms for adult and pediatric patients are prepared to serve your medical emergencies. Get our average ER Wait Times by texting "ER" to 23000. Standard message and data rates may apply.

Phone Service

Prefer to call? Just dial 720-523-3888 and enter your zip code, and you will receive our closest HealthONE ERs.

Related Content