Denver not only emerged from Sunday’s loss beaten, but physically battered, as well — and minus fullback Cecil Sapp for the rest of the year after he broke his leg on a kickoff return late in Sunday night’s game.
“He’ll have surgery sometime in the near future; of course he’ll be put on (injured reserve),” Head Coach Mike Shanahan said.
The news was better for linebacker Al Wilson, as MRI and X-ray examinations came up negative, although he still has some tingling caused by an inadvertent collision with Gerard Warren on Sunday night.
The tingling is “in the shoulder area, maybe back up in the triceps, too,” Shanahan said, adding that Wilson was discharged from a local hospital at approximately 11:15 p.m. Sunday night.
“That was a good sign,” Shanahan said. “Hopefully he feels good Wednesday.”
Shanahan said that if the tingling was gone, Wilson would be able to practice by then.
“He said he’s had some pinched nerves and his neck a little bit sore, but he’s never had that feeling in his shoulders and his fingertips before, so he just laid there (on the field Sunday night),” Shanahan said. “He didn’t want to be carried off on a stretcher; he wanted to be able to walk away, but obviously the doctors know what they’re doing, and they said, ‘Hey, if you’ve got that numbness, that tingling sensation in the shoulders, you’ve got to lay down, and obviously they went through the appropriate procedure.”
Kicker Jason Elam has a strained hamstring resulting from his fake-field goal catch-and-carry Sunday night.
“Greek (Head Athletic Trainer Steve Antonopulos) seems to think it’ll be all right by the end of the week, but you never really know for sure with those hamstrings,” Shanahan said.
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