According to a tweet from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy is expected to miss several weeks after suffering a “moderate” hamstring injury on Thursday during practice.
Jeudy suffered the apparent hamstring injury, and had to be carted off the field, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. ESPN’s Rapoport also reported that Jeudy’s status for Week 1 of the regular season is in question, although he added that there is “optimism” it won’t be a long-term issue. Per Troy Renck of Denver7, Broncos head coach Sean Payton later confirmed the injury and said Jeudy would undergo an MRI
Denver selected Jeudy with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft out of Alabama. Jeudy missed seven games due to injury in 2021, but is coming off his best season in the NFL, with career highs across the board including 67 receptions for 972 yards and six touchdowns in 15 games.
The Broncos are already dealing with other player injuries at the wide receiver position — Tim Patrick was placed on injured reserve after he tore his Achilles, and the team waived K.J. Hamler with a non-football illness designation after he was diagnosed with a heart condition. In addition to Patrick and Hamler being out, running back Javonte Williams is coming off a torn ACL and LCL that he suffered last season.
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