ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos trainer Nathaniel Hackett has a sore quarterback in Russell Wilson that makes the veteran a query mark for Sunday’s sport towards the New York Jets along side rising frustration in his locker room after Monday night time’s 19-16 time beyond regulation loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
Wilson, who suffered a hamstring harm within the fourth quarter Monday, underwent a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination Tuesday morning. Hackett mentioned Wilson will likely be evaluated throughout the week to gauge his participation stage in practices in addition to his availability for Sunday’s sport towards the Jets at Empower Field at Mile High.
“He’ll be day-to-day, we’ll go ahead and take a look at that and monitor (each day),” Hackett said. ” … We’ll get a really feel for him (Tuesday) and into (Wednesday).”
Hackett mentioned the hamstring harm influenced “a little bit there” how he called plays for Wilson for the remainder of the fourth quarter and into overtime Monday. The Broncos finished with minus-9 net passing yards in the second half and overtime combined in the loss.
“I roughly scrambled to transport round on one, I needed to throw it away, it roughly were given me lovely excellent within the fourth quarter,” Wilson mentioned after Monday’s sport. “Just tried to play through it … just trying to find a way to win the game.”
Wilson has already been receiving treatment for a partial muscle tear near his right shoulder since the team’s Oct. loss in Las Vegas, Wilson’s ability to be healthy enough to help the Broncos try to cure some of their ills on offense will be part of the decision about how much he practices this week or if he plays Sunday.
“He’s an final competitor, he will do the whole thing in his energy to get out on that box,” Hackett mentioned. “We have to make sure that he’s healthy enough to be able to go out and play at a high level. Whoever has got to go in, whether it’s (Brett Rypien), Josh (Johnson), anybody, we’ll feel confident, we’ll try to build a plan for them that makes them successful.”
Wilson finished Monday’s game 15-of-28 passing for 188 yards to go with a touchdown, but 173 of those passing yards as well as the touchdown came in the first half. He was 3-of-11 for 15 yards over the final three quarters and overtime against the Chargers.
Wilson is currently 30th among the league’s starters in completion percentage (58.6) and has thrown five touchdown passes in six games. The Broncos are currently last in the league in scoring (15.2 points per game), last in the league in red zone success, last in the league in goal-to-go situations and 30th in third-down percentage.
It has all involved on that side of the ball for the Broncos angry and frustrated. Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III and wide receiver Jerry Jeudy were caught on camera during the game in an emotional exchange. And Gordon said after the game he had not been told why he was removed from the lineup against the Chargers after three first-half carries.
Latavius Murray, who was in his first game with the Broncos, finished with 66 yards rushing on 15 carries and had 14 of his carries in the second half. Gordon has four fumbles this season, including one on the Seahawks’ 1-yard line in the season opener and one that was returned for a touchdown against the Raiders.
“Yeah they are pissed off, coaches are pissed off, we are all pissed off,” Hackett mentioned. “We want that consistency … they want to win, they want to be part of it, they want to make plays for their teammates, so that happens, that happens when you don’t win a football game.”
Asked if he would meet with Gordon, Hackett said: “We’re going to have a dialog, we have now an excellent courting, we need to be sure that we are crystal transparent on the whole thing and he is aware of the place I stand. I at all times like the ones awkward conversations and at all times need to be up entrance and fair with everyone.
“Melvin did not do the rest incorrect, he did not, we simply did not have a large number of performs and after all he did not get the reps that he sought after, he is a competitor, he needs to be in the market serving to together with his crew.”