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Injury updates: Demaryius Thomas misses game with sore wrist, Will Parks suffers knee contusion


DENVER — Broncos safety Will Parks went down with a knee injury with 13 seconds left in the first quarter of the Broncos' preseason matchup with the Chicago Bears.

Parks wrapped up Bears running back Jordan Howard after a 17-yard gain but stayed down as medical staff examined him.

The third-year safety was able to walk off the field with the help of the medical staff. He is questionable to return.

UPDATE [9:24 p.m. MT]: The Broncos announced Parks will not return with a knee injury.

Wide receiver/punt returner Isaiah McKenzie is being evaluated for a concussion. The University of Georgia product was injured on a hit from Bears safety Deiondre' Hall after calling for a fair catch. The hit drew a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty.

Wide receiver Jordan Leslie suffered a hand injury but is probable to return.

UPDATE [11:05 p.m. MT]:

Following the game, Joseph provided an update on several injured players.

Parks (knee), cornerback Marcus Rios (right leg), Clinton McDonald (bicep) and De'Angelo Henderson (lower back) all suffered injury.

"It's a contusion," said Joseph about Parks' injury. "He didn't have any structural damage. Hopefully he'll be back soon, but obviously we've got to get through the week and see where he's at next week."

Joseph also revealed that wide receiver Demaryius Thomas suffered a wrist injury in practice on Thursday.

He said Thomas' wrist was sore and that the veteran wide receiver couldn't play Saturday.

- Aric DiLalla

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