Although the Denver Broncos came away with a rather convincing victory over the Washington Redskins in week eight, it didn’t come by way of no hard fought battle that included a couple of downsides. Peyton Manning turned the ball over four times, throwing three interceptions and losing a fumble.
Another concern for the Broncos was the injury suffered by breakout tight end Julius Thomas. In the third quarter, Thomas twisted his ankle and immediately looked frustrated. Slamming his helmet down on the sideline, initially the injury scared a few folks.
With Thomas out, the Broncos turned to backup Joel Dreessen who caught his first touchdown in this contest. Thinking they might have to live without Thomas for a while, Dreessen would have been a viable choice to turn to in the meantime. Fortunately for the Broncos, the injury apparently wasn’t that serious as Thomas tweeted this week. that his MRI went well.
Just left the facility MRI showed it wasn’t a high ankle sprain so I won’t be down long. Be back soon #CantWait
— Julius Thomas (@Julius_Thomas) October 28, 2013
With a bye week coming up in week nine, Thomas has some time to recover and if it indeed wasn’t a high ankle sprain, chances are it was a mild sprain and he should be back on the field in week 10. This is good news not only to Broncos fans and his teammates, but fantasy owners as well who have suddenly found themselves a gem of a tight end this year.
In week 10, the Broncos face off against the suddenly playoff-relevant San Diego Chargers in what should be a pretty good matchup. Philip Rivers is playing good football this season — probably the best of his career — and San Diego has surprised some folks now currently sitting at 4-3.