Saturday update: Wilson has been officially ruled out for Sunday’s Week 7 game against the Jets due to a hamstring injury. Brett Rypien will start in his place.
While Russell Wilson wanted to play despite a hamstring injury and did everything he could to play, the Broncos HC Nathaniel Hackett will hold back the 9-time Pro Bowl QB vs. the Jets to allow him to heal and prevent a lingering injury, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 22, 2022
Brett Rypien gets the start. pic.twitter.com/UR11TisM8S
Friday PM update: The Broncos have designated Wilson as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jets.
Friday early update: Wilson was limited again on Friday but was seen warming up ahead of practice.
Russell Wilson warming up at the start of practice. Was listed as limited on both Thursday and Friday as he deals with a hamstring injury. We should hear his game status from Nathaniel Hackett shortly. pic.twitter.com/Ij6NIzXGN9— Nick Kosmider (@NickKosmider) October 21, 2022
Thursday update: Wilson will get another limited practice in on Thursday, per James Palmer. Head coach Mike McCarthy isn’t saying how much work each QB is getting with the first team in practice, but says he’s preparing both Wilson and Brett Rypien to be able to start.
Wednesday Update: Wilson said his hamstring is getting better by the day. He was limited in practice on Wednesday.
Russell Wilson said his hamstring is getting better by the day: “I heal quick. It’s Wolverine blood or something”— Zac Stevens (@ZacStevensDNVR) October 19, 2022
Tuesday Update: While the Broncos were worried that Russell Wilson’s hamstring injury was “fairly significant, the Broncos QB is day-to-day following an MRI on Tuesday, according to Ian Rapoport.
After the MRI, Russell Wilson is considered day-to-day, source said. It’s a real injury, and he’s in real pain. But he is pushing to play. The #Broncos will continue to evaluate his progress on a short week. https://t.co/Yd0mUwjLNb— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 18, 2022
The Denver Broncos became the first team in the last five years to lose back-to-back games in overtime. To add injury to insult, quarterback Russell Wilson is reported to have injured his hamstring in the loss. Wilson was treated for the injury after the game and will have more testing on Tuesday to determine how severe the injury is.
The Russell Wilson experiment has not gone as planned for the Broncos. They sit in third place in the AFC West and have a 2-4 record heading into Week 7. Wilson has completed only 58.6% of his passes for 1,442 yards with five touchdowns and three interceptions. With the trade package that the team gave up for him, expectations were certainly higher for the quarterback. It isn’t like he lacks star power around him; he has just been plain bad. In the loss Monday that did go into OT, Wilson finished 15 for 28 for 188 yards and a touchdown.
While we wait on news about Wilson’s hamstring, the Broncos are gearing up to face the New York Jets on Sunday. If Wilson misses the game, backup quarterback Brett Rypien should get the start.