Last Sunday’s victory came at a high price for the Denver Broncos.
Running back C.J. Anderson is going under the knife on Thursday night to repair a torn meniscus and he isn’t the only player dealing with an injury stemming from the team’s 27-9 Week 7 win over the Houston Texans.
Cornerback Aqib Talib and center Matt Paradis have missed the past two days due to injury. Talib is dealing with a back injury and Paradis is suffering from a hip ailment.
Broncos coach Gary Kubiak was optimistic on Thursday that both players would be available for Friday’s session.
“My expectations are for Aqib to be on the field tomorrow, we’ll see, but that’s my expectations, also for Matt,” Kubiak said, per Jeff Legwold of ESPN.
Denver is not so optimistic when it comes to Brandon Marshall. The linebacker is battling a hamstring injury.
It would be a surprise if Talib and Paradis weren’t in the lineup for the Broncos’ home meeting with the San Diego Chargers. Marshall figures to be a long shot. Denver lost to the AFC West rival Chargers 21-13 in Week 6.