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Injury updates: Darian Stewart, DaeSean Hamilton, Royce Freeman, Emmanuel Sanders exit #DENvsAZ


GLENDALE, Ariz. — Starting safety Darian Stewart left Thursday's game against the Cardinals in the first quarter with an upper body injury.

Stewart came up to tackle Cardinals running back David Johnson and remained down on the turf as medical staff examined him. Stewart was able to leave the field under his own power and was then examined in the team's medical tent on the sideline.

He was replaced by Will Parks.

UPDATE (5:56 p.m. MST): Stewart is questionable to return with a neck injury, the team announced.

UPDATE (6:18 p.m. MST): Wide receiver/punt returner DaeSean Hamilton suffered a right knee injury while attempting to make a fair catch. Cardinals cornerback Brandon Williams ran into Hamilton's legs as Hamilton waited to field the punt and was called for fair catch interference.

Hamilton limped off the field and was examined on the sideline.

UPDATE (6:22 p.m. MST): Hamilton is out for the game with the knee injury, the team announced.

UPDATE (6:29 p.m. MST): Stewart is out for the game with the neck injury, the team announced.

UPDATE (7:20 p.m. MST): Starting defensive end Derek Wolfe suffered a rib injury in the third quarter and walked off the field under his own power. The team's medical staff then examined Wolfe on the bench.

With Wolfe out, Shelby Harris, Zach Kerr and DeMarcus Walker should see more playing time.

UPDATE (7:29 p.m. MST): Wolfe returned to the game with about six minutes remaining in the third quarter.

UPDATE (8:50 p.m. MST): Head Coach Vance Joseph said Stewart (neck), Hamilton (knee), Royce Freeman (ankle) and Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) all left the game and did not return. Joseph said Stewart had a stinger and dealt with the same injury against the Rams.

"It's one of those situations, I've got the whole weekend to keep icing it," Sanders said in his postgame press conference. "I planted wrong out there, so it got a little sore on me. I probably could have finished the game but I didn't want to wear it down any more. I think I'll be fine."

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