ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Third-year tight end Troy Fumagalli underwent a procedure Monday and is expected to be fine, according to Head Coach Vic Fangio.
"[It will] probably be a week or so before he's back, but when he's back, he's 100 percent," Fangio said. "There's no lingering effects."
Fumagalli has missed the Broncos' last three practices as he copes with what Fangio said was an abdomen-related medical issue.
The Wisconsin product underwent surgery on a sports hernia before he was drafted by the Broncos in 2018, and Fangio said his current ailment may be related to that surgery.
"I think it's more of something related to that in that he doesn't have a sports hernia or anything structurally wrong with that," Fangio said Monday. "There may have been a suture down there that usually dissolves that didn't dissolve. That's why it's a little abstract. I don't have a lot to say about it."
Fumagalli was one of just four Broncos players who weren't in pads Tuesday, as Bradley Chubb (knee) and Graham Glasgow (ankle) missed their second consecutive practice and Austin Fort (knee) remained sidelined.
Linebacker Todd Davis (calf), wide receivers KJ Hamler (hamstring) and Juwann Winfree (groin), cornerback Michael Ojemudia (quad) and safety Alijah Holder (soft-tissue) returned to the team's stretching period before working on a side field. For the first time since their injuries, all five players donned pads for the workout.
Fangio said he wanted the players to rehab in pads to get them used to "what they're going to be carrying when they come back."
Linebacker Justin Strnad, who underwent wrist surgery last week, was officially placed on injured reserve on Monday, which ended his 2020 season.