Coach Vic Fangio said Friday that Flacco plans to treat the herniated disc in his neck with rest and rehab rather than undergoing surgery, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
Since Flacco is expected to be withheld from activity for six weeks before being re-evaluated by the Broncos' medical staff and other physicians, Denver made the decision Friday to place him on injured reserve, spelling an end to his first season with the team. Fangio noted that Brandon Allen will step in as the Broncos' new starting quarterback "for now," with the fourth-year pro slated to make his NFL debut Sunday against the Browns. Rookie Brett Rypien was promoted from the practice squad Friday to offer a depth option behind Allen. Nov 01 5:43 pm (EST)
- The Broncos will place Flacco (neck) on injured reserve Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
- Flacco is expected to be sidelined 4-to-6 weeks after receiving a second opinion on the bulging disc in his neck, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Meanwhile, Mike Klis of 9News Denver relays that Flacco is likely to need the full six weeks to recover from the injury.
- Coach Vic Fangio said Wednesday that there's "a chance" that Flacco (neck) will be placed on injured reserve, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports. All Joe Flacco News
2019 PRESEASON RANKINGS
2019 SEASON STATS
|LAST 3 WEEKS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Dec 08||W 38 - 24||@ HOU||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Dec 01||W 23 - 20||LAC||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Nov 24||L 20 - 3||@ BUF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Nov 17||L 27 - 23||@ MIN||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Nov 03||T 0 - 0||CLE||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 27||L 15 - 13||@ IND||32||20||174||0||0||1||9||0|
|Oct 17||L 30 - 6||KC||34||21||213||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 13||W 16 - 0||TEN||28||18||177||0||1||4||-1||0|
|Oct 06||W 20 - 13||@ LAC||20||14||182||1||1||3||7||0|
|Sep 29||L 26 - 24||JAC||38||22||303||3||1||1||-1||0|