The Denver Broncos not only suffered a painful loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday, the team also lost some players to injury. However, interim head coach Jack del Rio said most are expected to play next week against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Running back Knowshon Moreno had one of the best games of his career, but left the stadium on crutches and wearing a boot because of an ankle injury, according to the Denver Post.
Moreno set a personal career high with 224 yards rushing. He also made the Broncos list for most rushing yards in game, coming in at number three.
Del Rio said Moreno is listed as day-to-day, but will be practicing by the end of the week.
On the final play of the first half, the Broncos Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie made a dive to try and intercept a Hail Mary pass thrown by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Rodgers-Cromartie missed the ball, landed on his shoulder and was knocked out of the game.
Del Rio said the injury is not believed to be serious and that Rodgers-Cromartie should be practicing by the end of the week.
Omar Bolden left the game with a concussion and Kevin Vickerson suffered a hip injury.
Del Rio said Monday that Vickerson is having tests.
Del Rio said he believes Champ Bailey and Julius Thomas will be fully practicing at some point this week.