Denver Broncos: Trevathan and Ward Ruled Out for Sunday


The Denver Broncos ruled out Danny Trevathan and T.J. Ward from Sunday’s game against the Raiders.

The Denver Broncos just released word that Danny Trevathan and T.J. Ward will not suit up for Sunday’s home game against the Oakland Raiders, due to lingering injuries. Trevathan suffered a concussion last Sunday in the Denver Broncos’ road win over the San Diego Chargers. Meanwhile, Ward continues to be sidelined due to a lingering ankle injury. With Ward missing this week’s game against the Raiders, it marks the second-consecutive game he will be kept out of action.

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The Denver Broncos plan to shift Brandon Marshall over to Danny Trevathan’s position, with Todd Davis moving into Marshall’s spot (also known as the “Mike”). In Ward’s absence, the Denver Broncos turn to David Bruton Jr. for the second-straight game to play strong safety. Last week, Trevathan helped the Denver Broncos’ to a win with his pick-six off of Chargers’ quarterback Philip Rivers; however, the team must figure out a plan on defense this week to successfully fill the void left by Ward and Trevathan.

Although the Denver Broncos will be without two star defenders, they gain DeMarcus Ware back on defense. Ware has not seen game action since re-injuring his back on November 8th, so the Denver Broncos hope he can stay healthy for the remainder of the season. Gary Kubiak wanted Ware at 100 percent before bringing him back to game action, so this shows Kubiak and Ware are confident that he is fully healed from his prior back injury.

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On the offensive side of the ball, Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson remains questionable for Sunday’s matchup due to an ankle injury. The Denver Broncos decided earlier this week that Ronnie Hillman would start on Sunday, so that gives reason to doubt Anderson returns to play this upcoming week. Keep an eye on his status heading into Sunday, but the Denver Broncos’ defense will be short-handed this week. The Denver Broncos kickoff tomorrow (12/13) at 2:05pm (MST).