By Danielle Chavira

DENVER (CBS4) – Broncos quarterback Drew Lock was taken off the field with a shoulder injury in the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Lock went down during a turnover which later resulted in a Steelers touchdown.

He’s now been ruled out for the rest of the game.

PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 20: Bud Dupree #48 of the Pittsburgh Steelers forces a fumble after hitting Drew Lock #3 of the Denver Broncos during the first quarter at Heinz Field on September 20, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Jeff Driskel is now in the game as Lock is looked over in the locker room.

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The Broncos are already playing without Von Miller, Phillip Lindsay and coronerback A.J. Bouye.

CBS Sports reports Royce Freeman is the emergency quarterback should Driskell become injured as well.

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After the game, which Broncos fell 26-21, Lock spoke to journalists with his arm in a sling. He says he’s optimistic.

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“(He) Said it didn’t feel normal when he tried to throw on the sideline,” CBS4’s Michael Spencer posted on social media.

ESPN reports Lock will be out for at least two weeks, but up to six weeks. An MRI scheduled for Monday is suspected to give the team a better idea of that timeline.

Danielle Chavira

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