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Russell Wilson ruled out for Week 7 vs. Jets

Denver Broncos QB Russell Wilson hurt his hamstring in OT loss.

Russell Wilson #3 and Baron Browning #56 of the Denver Broncos leave the field following a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on October 17, 2022 in Inglewood, California. The Chargers defeated the Broncos 19-16 in overtime. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.