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HC Vic Fangio provides updates on Dalton Risner, Elijah Wilkinson after #DETvsDEN

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DENVER — Tackle Elijah Wilkinson is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Lions with an ankle injury, the team announced.

Wilkinson suffered the injury in the second quarter. He was attended to by trainers on the field before walking off under his own power. He briefly entered the team's medical tent before returning to the locker room.

Jake Rodgers replaced Wilkinson at right tackle.

UPDATE [6:39 p.m. MT]: Dalton Risner did not play after halftime, and he was replaced by Patrick Morris.

"Dalton, his flu got the best of him," Fangio said. "His flu started last week — last Saturday prior to the Chiefs game. He played that game sick. he fought it all week and just had to give in eventually."

Fangio said he did know know the extent of Wilkinson's ankle injury.

Dre'Mont Jones, meanwhile, played Sunday despite being listed as questionable with an ankle injury.

"He was a guy that came off the mat," Fangio said. "We weren't really sure if he was going to be able to play today. He worked out before the game. Really didn't practice much all week, but the one thing that kept coming up with him throughout our discussions with him from Tuesday all the way to today, is he really wanted to play. To me, that kind of illustrates the mentality and the resolve of this team. It [would've been] very easy for him not to play, because he has a sprained ankle — a pretty good one. But he found a way to play."

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