ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson stays within the league’s concussion protocol, and coach Nathaniel Hackett mentioned Monday that Wilson’s availability for Sunday’s recreation towards the Arizona Cardinals is now within the arms of the staff’s medical workers and the unbiased doctor who should approve any return to the sector.
So, Hackett would neither rule Wilson out for Sunday’s recreation, nor predict whether or not Wilson would clear the protocol this week.
“We’ll do every little thing the best way that the medical docs, the unbiased docs, we will do each single — security is by far crucial factor,” Hackett mentioned. “We’ll regularly speak to [Wilson], speak to all people else about that and ensure we do the correct factor.”
Wilson was examined by docs Monday as a part of the protocol and was within the Broncos’ complicated as Hackett mentioned, “He felt nice immediately once we noticed him, seemed nice, however we need to ensure that we do every little thing the correct means.”
Wilson was pressured from Sunday’s recreation, a 34-28 loss to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs at Empower Subject at Mile Excessive, after he slammed to the turf on a 13-yard scramble with 11 minutes, 45 seconds left to play within the recreation.
On a third-and-11 from the Chiefs’ 16-yard line, Wilson pulled the ball down and scampered to the Chiefs’ 2-yard line. On the deal with by Kansas Metropolis cornerback L’Jarius Sneed, Wilson’s head hit the bottom.
He stayed on the bottom for just a few moments and appeared woozy when the staff’s medical workers helped him to the sideline. Wilson was taken to the damage tent on the sideline after which to the Broncos’ locker room.
Requested Monday whether or not Wilson was unconscious at any level after the deal with, Hackett mentioned: “I consider, it seemed prefer it on movie, however I have never gone in and talked to the medical docs totally, we get all these medical stories as we transfer ahead.”
“[He was] placing his physique on the road, man. We are able to say all we wish, we’re 3-9, they’re 9-3 and the man is on the market battling his ass off, making an attempt to win the sport,” Broncos backup quarterback Brett Rypien mentioned following Sunday’s recreation. “That to me is anyone I need to observe.”
The Broncos (3-10) are one of many first groups within the league to have been eradicated from playoff consideration. And the Broncos, who’ve had none of their beginning offensive linemen play in each recreation this season, with two of the starters on injured reserve, surrendered six sacks to the Chiefs and 11 quarterback hits.
With 4 video games remaining within the season, Hackett was requested Monday, in that mild, whether or not there can be any consideration to preserving Wilson out of the lineup even when he have been cleared medically to play at any level over the following 4 weeks.
“Proper now, we’re simply involved for his security and we need to ensure that he is wholesome,” Hackett mentioned. “So we’ll simply take that day-to-day and regularly speak to our medical staff and to Russell.”
Wilson was 23-of-36 passing for 247 yards and three touchdowns — his first recreation as a Broncos quarterback with three passing touchdowns — when he left the sport to go together with 57 yards speeding, together with the play on which he was injured.
His interception was returned for a landing by Chiefs linebacker Willie Homosexual.