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Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas dealing with a wrist injury

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The Denver Broncos have pushed forward this offseason with the focus of breaking through to being a playoff contender in the 2018 campaign.

However, it appears one of their key pieces is dealing with an injury as head coach Vance Joseph revealed that former Pro Bowl wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has hurt his wrist during practice last week that forced him to miss preseason action, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

“He’s got a sore wrist,” coach Vance Joseph told reporters after the game. “It happened in practice I think on Thursday and he couldn’t go tonight.”

The Broncos don’t have to report the extent of the injury given that it is still the preseason and training camp. However, the fact that he is dealing with an injury that forced him to miss a preseason game should carry some weight as what type of injury he is dealing with. It is something that the team will likely take the precautionary approach over the next couple of weeks so that he’s healthy and ready to go by the season opener.

Denver is hoping that he can prove to be a huge part of their offensive game plan next season as he has proven throughout his career. Prior to the 2017 campaign, he had notched five straight years with at least 90 catches and 1,000 receiving yards that had established himself as one of the most productive wideouts in the league. He did experience a minor step back this past campaign notching 83 catches for 949 receiving yards and five touchdowns.

It is something that the Broncos will continue to monitor given Thomas’ importance to the passing game as the top receiving option that offseason addition Case Keenum will lean on in his first campaign with the franchise. These next few weeks will be key to determining how healthy he will be come Week 1.