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Injury Report: Glasgow to miss remainder of 2021 season; Massie out for one game or more


Editor's note: This story has been updated following Graham Glasgow's tweets about his injury.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — After injuries piled up during the Broncos' 30-16 win over the Cowboys, the team will be without starting right guard Graham Glasgow for the rest of the season and right tackle Bobby Massie for at least one game with ankle injuries.

"I'm extremely frustrated and saddened that this is the end of the season for me," Glasgow said. "With that being said, I know I'll come back better and stronger than ever for next season. I appreciate all the well wishes and am grateful for all the support I've gotten[.]"

Head Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that he believes Glasgow's ankle injury to be a fracture. Rookie Quinn Meinerz filled in for Glasgow during Sunday's game after he suffered the injury. Glasgow had also missed two games earlier this season with an atrial fibrillation (Week 2) and a knee injury (Week 4). Second-year guard Netane Muti started in his stead in each of those games.

Fangio said the team would decide whether early this week whether Muti or Meinerz will replace Glasgow as the starter at right guard. Muti, who missed Denver's Week 8 and 9 games on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, cleared protocols and will return Tuesday, Fangio said.

Left tackle Garett Bolles, who missed the entirety of Sunday's game with an ankle injury that he suffered during Denver's Week 8 win vs. Washington, could also miss more time, Fangio said.

The injuries left the Broncos to rely on their youth and depth across the line during the win, and the reserves — including Meinerz, tackle Calvin Anderson and tackle Cam Fleming — held their own against a talented Dallas defensive front.

"They did a good job," Fangio said. "Meinerz came in and did well, Cam Fleming came in and did well. [Guard Austin] Schlottmann had to come in for a little bit. … And Calvin was already in there from the start. So at some point there we had four backup offensive linemen in there, and I think they all did a good job."

Should Bolles return, the Broncos may move Anderson to right tackle to fill in for Massie, Fangio added.

"He played very well," Fangio said. "It was a very good game for Calvin, one that he should be proud of and give him a lot of confidence moving forward."

Fangio also said that the team is awaiting results on a knee injury to rookie cornerback Pat Surtain II, but he added that he doesn't believe it to be serious enough to threaten the rest of his season.

Second-year defensive lineman McTelvin Agim's status after suffering a knee injury on Sunday is also yet to be determined, Fangio said.

Denver may also get nose tackle Mike Purcell (thumb) and outside linebacker Malik Reed (hip) back from injury this week, Fangio said.

"We just felt Mike needed another week to practice with that cast on and get used to it," Fangio said. "We'll see how he does this week."

Tight end Noah Fant may also return soon from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Fant has "one last hurdle here to cross," Fangio said, but could be back as soon as Tuesday.

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