OAKLAND, Calif. —** The three Broncos who left Sunday's game against the Raiders with game-ending injuries — quarterback Paxton Lynch, defensive end Derek Wolfe and nose tackle Domata Peko Sr. — will have MRIs on Monday to help determine the severity of their injuries, Head Coach Vance Joseph said after Sunday's 21-14 loss to the Raiders.
Wolfe suffered a neck injury, Lynch hurt his ankle and Peko injured his knee.
Lynch's injury became noticeable following on a roll-out play to the right. After finding Emmanuel Sanders on the completion, Lynch hobbled to the sideline. But the injury had been bothering him before then.
"I think that I had injured it prior to that," Lynch said. "I don't know the exact play, but I know that I got hit. I don't know if it was a sack — I can't remember the exact play — but I think somebody rolled up on it and I didn't think anything of it. A couple plays [later] throughout the game, it kept bothering me, but I thought I could keep playing … and then on that play, it got to the point where it started to scare me a little bit. So I mentioned something to the trainers, and they thought it wouldn't be smart to go back in there and possibly make it worse."
Lynch was unsure as to the extent of the injury and what kind of recovery it would require, but he was hopeful that he could be back on the practice field before the Broncos' Week 13 game in Miami.
"I'm hoping I can get back out there sometime this week and be ready to go next week," Lynch said. "Obviously I want to play, but I don't know the extent of the injury right now. I think tomorrow they're going to get some pictures done on it and then we'll go from there."