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Russell Wilson Injury: Denver Broncos QB Dealing With Shoulder Ailment

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Russell Wilson injury update ahead of Week 5.
Russell Wilson injury update ahead of Week 5. / (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson was a limited participant in practice Tuesday with a right shoulder issue he picked up in the Week 4 loss to the Raiders.

By video, Wilson appeared to suffer a posterior right shoulder sprain on this play with just under five minutes remaining in the second quarter, according to the Pro Football Docs

Wilson extended the ball to pick up the first down and landed hard on his right shoulder with his arm outstretched.

He finished the game and will play through the issue this Thursday against the Colts. Head coach Nathaniel Hackett said the quarterback will receive treatment throughout the week leading up to Thursday’s game, which will likely include ice to manage the swelling, according to the Pro Football Docs.

He could also opt for a pain-numbing injection prior to the game if he has pain while throwing. Wilson has a SIC score of 87 this week.

The shoulder issue may cause Wilson to miss practice time for a few weeks, but shouldn’t affect his in-game performance much, if at all. Wilson finished Sunday’s game and was 17 for 25 passing with 237 yards and 2 touchdowns. Through four games, he’s averaging 245 yards per game with 4 touchdowns and 1 interception on the season.

He will enter Thursday’s contest without Javonte Williams, who suffered a torn ACL and LCL in Week 4.

Denver is favored by 3 points at home and the over/under is 43.5, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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