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Fangio provides update on Duke Dawson after injury in #DENvsCAR


Please see below for a timeline of the injury updates from throughout the game.

11:20 a.m. MT: Defensive back Duke Dawson Jr. suffered a knee injury midway through the first quarter when he tried to cut upfield to pursue Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater on a scramble. After being tended to on the field, Dawson left the field on a cart for further inspection in the locker room.

The injury leaves a shorthanded Denver secondary in a difficult position. The Broncos are already without cornerbacks A.J. Bouye, Bryce Callahan and Essang Bassey. Will Parks, who was claimed off waivers before the Broncos' Week 13 game vs. Kansas City, was inserted into the lineup after Dawson's injury.

11:30 a.m. MT: Dawson is out for the game, the Broncos announced.

11:41 a.m. MT: Tight end Noah Fant is questionable to return to the game with an illness.

12:40 p.m. MT: Fant's status has been downgraded to out.

2:20 p.m. MT: Head Coach Vic Fangio spoke to the media after the game and said they're hoping that Dawson's knee injury is not as serious as it appeared. "Don't know the extent of it," Fangio said. "We're crossing our fingers and hope that it's not too, too serious, but we're not sure right now." Fangio also said that Fant and Garett Bolles, who also had an illness, will stay in Charlotte an extra day as a precaution. He noted that they had tested negative for COVID-19.

Get a closer look at Sunday's action against the Carolina Panthers with photos from photographers Gabriel Christus and Jacob Kupferman.

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