DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Broncos will have to overcome another injury on the defensive line. Nose tackle Mike Purcell will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury he suffered in the Broncos 43-16 loss against the Chiefs on Sunday. Head Coach Vic Fangio said Purcell has a Lisfranc injury.
This is a big blow to the defensive line as Purcell was named as the top run-stopping interior defender, according to Pro Football Focus in 2019. He joins Jurrell Casey as the other defensive lineman out of the year due to an injury.
— Michael Purcell (@m_purcell64) October 26, 2020
Purcell had 15 tackles and one sack this season. He signed a three-year, $14.8 million extension earlier this month.
Fangio also announced running back Phillip Lindsay is in the concussion protocol. He had a concussion on a helmet-to-helmet hit in Sunday’s game against the Chiefs.
Other injuries included Tim Patrick (hamstring), Diontae Spencer (shoulder), and Derrek Tuszka (hamstring) are day-to-day.
Broncos (2-4) host the Los Angeles Chargers (2-4) on Sunday at 2:05 p.m.