Eddie Royal expected to miss 2-4 weeks


It’s Monday, which means it’s time for all the injury updates you can handle.

The Broncos have had more than their fair share of setbacks this year, and that didn’t change in Week Two.  Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports wideout Eddie Royal will miss 2-4 weeks with a groin injury.  Tight end Julius Thomas will miss at least two weeks because of a high ankle sprain.

Broncos coach John Fox insisted on Monday that Tim Tebow wouldn’t play wide receiver regularly moving forward, although he did grade out well in his assignments against the Bengals.  Tebow was forced to play wideout because the Broncos expected Brandon Lloyd to play.

“We thought Brandon was going to be OK. It was quite the surprise to us — and I’m sure to him, too — that it wasn’t feeling very well on Sunday afternoon,” executive John Elway told 102.3 in Denver.

Fox was hopeful to get back some of the team’s injured players like Lloyd this week against the Titans.  Linebacker Elvis Dumervil, cornerback Champ Bailey, and running back Knowshon Moreno were among the injured Broncos on Sunday.