Report: Phillip Lindsay expected to miss a few weeks with turf toe injury
Another development has surfaced for Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay’s injury situation. He was reportedly diagnosed to have sustained a turf toe injury during their opening game against the Tennessee Titans. He is expected to miss a couple of weeks but the exact timetable for his return has yet to be determined.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport shared the developments on Lindsay’s condition via Twitter:
#Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay, who is battling turf toe, is still receiving a second opinion. But don’t be surprised to see him miss the next few weeks, just based on the nature of his injury and the position he plays. But it’s not considered long-term.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 16, 2020
The 2018 Pro Bowler left the game in the first half and contributed 24 rushing yards on 7 receptions. Veteran ball-carrier Melvin Gordon eased in on the running back position and was the recipient of several handoffs given by quarterback Drew Lock. He made the most out of the extra minutes given to him and eventually finished the game with 78 rushing yards on 15 carries and scored a touchdown for the team.
The Titans’ defensive line was able to exploit the lack of threats on the Broncos’ offense and eventually took over the game. A last-gasp field goal by Tennessee’s kicker in Stephen Gostkowski iced the game for a 16-14 win by the Titans.
Lindsay’s production on the ground game will be greatly missed by the Broncos’ offense in the coming games. The Denver-based squad is also missing another potent threat in wide receiver Courtland Sutton who is still sidelined due to a shoulder injury.
With a depleted roster, the next man up mentality is expected from the Broncos’ players as they go up against the Pittsburgh Steelers for Week 2 proceedings. They can only hope to get their top players back in the gridiron as soon as possible.