Broncos rookie QB Drew Lock expected to miss time with hand injury

Drew Lock Quarterback
Posted at 2:41 PM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 16:41:27-04

DENVER — According to NFL network's Ian Rappaport, Denver Broncos rookie QB Drew Lock is expected to miss sometime with a hand injury.

Initially, Lock's x-rays came back negative during the Broncos-49ers Monday Night football game. He left the game with a brace on his right hand.

“I got out of the pocket and just ended landing on that thumb. There are some videos out there, obviously I am sure. It's just a little sprain. It should be alright," Lock said in his post-game press conference. “Just got a little pressure on that play and rolled out just trying to get out of the pocket. High stepped through the first one, I felt like I was high enough out of the pocket enough to burn it and not get an intentional grounding call. I went to go do it but got tripped up and right as I was going to throw, and as the ball is coming out I landed on my thumb. I've jammed my thumb playing basketball 1,000 times. It kind of felt like a jammed thumb and they just wanted to check it out.”

On Tuesday, the rookie QB had an MRI on his throwing hand, which revealed a bad sprain. Lock is now expected to miss the rest of the preseason and possibly some of the regular season.

With Lock's injury, veteran QB Kevin Hogan most likely will make the 53-man roster as the Broncos back-up quarterback.