ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Inside linebacker Todd Davis exited practice early on Thursday after suffering a leg injury. He was assisted off the field by members of the training staff and then driven to the locker room on a cart.
"Todd hurt his leg there; I wasn't sure [what happened]," Head Coach Vic Fangio said after practice. "It kind of happened toward the end of practice on the other side of the field from where I was at. I'm not sure yet; I don't have anything to report there."
Two other Broncos suffered injuries during practice, as outside linebacker Von Miller and running back Melvin Gordon III were held out of team periods in the latter half of practice.
"Von tweaked his elbow, so we pulled him out," Fangio said. "And Melvin tweaked his ribs, so we pulled him out, too. Don't know the severity of either one."
The Broncos were also without one of their key young receivers at practice on Thursday, as KJ Hamler was held out with a hamstring injury that will sideline him perhaps through the end of the month.
"KJ's got a hamstring that he's been trying to work through," Fangio said. "He hasn't been able to do that, and he'll be on the shelf for a couple weeks."
Hamler suffered a hamstring injury earlier this year while training for the 2020 NFL Combine. He did not run at the event because of the injury.
Wide receiver Juwann Winfree (groin) was also sidelined for the padded practice, though he did some work off to the side. On Wednesday, he had returned to full-speed activities and team-period drills, but the team was only in shells for that practice, unlike Thursday's practice in full pads.
However, the team did get some good news on Thursday, as tight end Noah Fant (sickness), cornerback Davontae Harris (knee contusion) and outside linebacker Bradley Chubb (rest day) returned after being absent for Wednesday's practice. Each received reps during the day's team periods.
Fangio said Wednesday that Fant's sickness was not COVID-19 related.
The tight end group still was without two players, though, as Nick Vannett continues to progress through the concussion protocol and Austin Fort recovers from a knee injury.