Broncos WR KJ Hamler blames himself for ankle injury to Jerry Jeudy
There were a lot of injuries in Week 1 of the NFL season as has been the norm for quite some time now. One of the more prominent names who ended up on injured reserve was Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, who suffered an ankle injury against the New York Giants.
In his absence, fellow Broncos wideout KJ Hamler will be expected to take on a bigger role in the offense. Coincidentally enough, it’s Hamler who blames himself for the Jeudy injury happeneing, per the Denver Post.
“It’s messed up that Jerry has to go through this right now, and at the time, I was I kind of putting his injury on me,” Hamler said. “Because if I would’ve caught that touchdown, that probably would’ve never happened.”
Hamler was so distraught by the injury to the star receiver for the Broncos that as soon as he got back to Denver he worked on over-the-shoulder catches.
“After the game, and the next few days, (the drop) was still on my mind,” Hamler said. “I came out here (to Broncos headquarters) on Monday and I told one of the assistants to just throw me 100 over-the-shoulder deep balls. And the wind was blowing the same way it was when we were in New York, so it was kind of perfect just to get that repetition so that I won’t drop that again.”
Hopefully Hamler is able to put out of mind the thought that he was the cause of Jeudy’s injury and can ball out for the Broncos the rest of the way.