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Another Broncos WR Suffers Significant Injury at Practice

Devon Platana
Yet another Denver Broncos wide receiver has suffered a significant injury at practice.
Yet another Denver Broncos wide receiver has suffered a significant injury at practice. / Associated Press

This week isn't a good time to be a Denver Broncos wide receiver. On Tuesday, veteran pass-catcher Tim Patrick tore his ACL, ending his 2022 NFL campaign before it even began. Fast forward to Tuesday and yet another Broncos WR has gone down with a significant injury.

Tyrie Cleveland is the latest wideout in Denver to find himself sidelined. Team insider Mike Klis reports that the 24-year-old has "suffered cartilage damage" in his throat and needs surgery to fix the issue. He's expected to miss team activities for the next four to six weeks of team activities.

Tyrie Cleveland Injury Update

Even if Cleveland's recovery is on the shorter side, the Broncos' final preseason game is against the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, Aug. 27. That's just over three weeks away, meaning that he could miss the entire preseason and even Week 1 of the regular season if he takes closer to six weeks.

A seventh-round pick in 2020, Cleveland has played 17 games without a start for the Broncos, hauling in six balls for 63 yards. Patrick's injury opened the door for the Houston native to step up as Denver's No. 4 WR, but he now joins fellow wideout Kendall Hinton (knee) on the sidelines for the time being.

For now, Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton and K.J. Hamler will handle the main WR duties going forward. Fifth-round rookie wideout Montrell Washington is another name to watch now that he's stepped it up in training camp following Patrick's injury.

Russell Wilson is more than talented enough under center to turn lemons into lemonade. As long as he still has a handful of trustworthy targets to work with, the Broncos' campaign isn't in jeopardy just yet.

Broncos Super Bowl Odds

Despite the wideout-related injury issues as of late, the Broncos are still expected to compete in 2022. FanDuel Sportsbook has Denver available at +1700 odds to win Super Bowl LVII, ranking eighth-best across the NFL.

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