HC Vance Joseph updates Derek Wolfe's injury status

Solenn Plantier
Août 13, 2017

On Saturday, defensive end Derek Wolfe had be carted off the field with an ankle injury and couldn't put weight on it, according to ESPN's Jeff Legwold.

Wolfe, a leader and a versatile inside force, appeared to tangle legs with starting right tackle Menelik Watson on a running play moments after team drills started.

Denver Broncos Head Coach Vance Joseph oversees Saturday morning's practice.

Wolfe was being sent for an MRI following practice, and the Broncos hope to have a potential timetable for a return to practice if the exam doesn't reveal more than the medical staff saw in the preliminary look. That was our problem a year ago, and teams are going to check us. We need Derek Wolfe. Losing Wolfe, their best defensive lineman, would have struck a major blow to a defense looking to improve significantly against the run. "So, you've got to have a guy like him to be able to anchor us".

Broncos back to work for their final training camp practice open to fans. "He's a big key for our defense and also a good friend of mine".

Denver Broncos defensive tackle Adam Gotsis. Outside linebackers Shane Ray (wrist) and Shaquil Barrett (hip) aren't expected back until the start of the regular season or later.

Broncos will also practice Monday (in the past that practice has been open to sponsors) and then travel to San Francisco on Tuesday for two practices with the 49ers and the 2nd pre-season game on Saturday. He bulked up over the summer, saying he added 20 pounds of muscle because "I was like 285 previous year and it was a little too light holding the point".

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