Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas made four catches for 48 yards in the season-opening win over the Carolina Panthers. The Broncos’ No. 1 wide receiver is looking to build early-season chemistry with new starting quarterback Trevor Siemian and every rep is of critical importance at this stage, which is why it’s concerning that on Sunday Adam Schefter reported that an MRI on Thomas’ hip needed to be sent out for a second opinion.
Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas, who suffered hip injury Thursday, underwent MRI Friday that now will be sent out for 2nd opinion, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 11, 2016
Thomas underwent the MRI on Friday and after review, it is being sent out for a second opinion, likely to a hip specialist in Vail, per All 22’s Will Carroll.
Demaryius Thomas getting second opinion, likely from hip specialist in Vail, on his injured hip after MRI showed damage. Big worry.
— Will Carroll (@injuryexpert) September 11, 2016
It appears at this point that Thomas is likely to miss some time with the injury, with the specialist’s opinion hopefully shedding light on how much time the star will miss.
A former first-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Georgia Tech, Thomas has made three Pro Bowls in his first six seasons in the NFL. Last year, he led the Broncos in catches (105) and receiving yards (1,304). He’s now had four straight seasons with at least 90 catches for 1,300 yards.
He signed a five-year, $70 million contract prior to the start of the 2015 season.