ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will not play in the Broncos' Week 16 game against the Raiders, Head Coach Vic Fangio announced Wednesday.
Fangio said "it's possible" Bridgewater could return for a Week 17 game against the Chargers, but he added that "whatever's best for his health moving forward is what we'll do."
Fangio said the Broncos would heed the medical advice they've received in order to determine if and when Bridgewater will return to the field this season.
Bridgewater spent the night at a local hospital after suffering a head injury against the Bengals. He was carted off the field after he sustained an injury on a third-quarter scramble.
Bridgewater has since been placed in the league's concussion protocol.
Fangio reiterated that while Drew Lock will start this weekend against the Raiders, Bridgewater remains the team's starting quarterback.
"Teddy's our quarterback," Fangio said, "and if Teddy's healthy, he'll be the quarterback."
Bridgewater had started all 14 games for the Broncos this season.