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#DENvsLAC postgame injury update: Drew Lock describes his shoulder injury after loss to Chargers


INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Please see below for an updating list of the Broncos' injuries from Denver's Week 17 game against the Chargers.

1:23 p.m. PT: G Dalton Risner is questionable to return after suffering an elbow injury.

1:38 p.m. PT: After suffering a shoulder injury, QB Drew Lock is questionable to return, the team announced. Second-year player Brett Rypien replaced Lock under center.

2:55 p.m. PT: Lock returned to the field, and then completed a 44-yard pass to Courtland Sutton on his first play back.

POSTGAME UPDATE: Following the loss, Lock went into detail about what happened when he suffered the shoulder injury. While it didn't seem too serious to him in the immediate aftermath, Lock said he soon felt more pain as he rested on the sideline.

"It just surprised me for a second," Lock said. "I didn't really feel it at first, coming off the sideline after that drive. Then I was like, 'Ah, it's just stinging a little bit.' After that, I was like, 'All right, let's go look at it.' And it ended up being, let's just get a shot and come back out and hopefully we can miss a minimum of one drive. Sure enough, that's what we did."

Lock said after receiving the shot, he didn't feel that he was affected much by the injury.

"I would say the second drive was the most I had felt it," Lock said. "Felt a little funny. I had had it happen to me before and just needed to go in and get a little shot and come back out. No way was I going to stand on that sideline with what it was; [I just needed to] shoot it up and come back out and give it everything I got."

As he and the Broncos approach the final game of the season, Lock said he wasn't sure whether the injury would impact his status in the week to come.

"We'll see," Lock said. "It's pretty numb right now. We'll find out."

Head Coach Vic Fangio also was asked about Risner's injury status, as the starting left guard did not return to Sunday's game, but he said he was unsure about his availability.

"I'm not sure," Fangio said. "I haven't been given a long-term [prognosis] on him."

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