Denver Broncos Quarterback Russell Wilson suffered a partially torn lat near his right shoulder during the second quarter of his team’s Week 4 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders. While the injury could linger, sources tell ESPN that Wilson will not undergo surgery.
Russell Wilson did not play particularly well before suffering the injury and the Broncos’ offense has not played well since he suffered the injury. Against the Raiders, Wilson finished the game with 17 completions, 29 rushing yards, 237 passing yards and three touchdowns, but the Broncos suffered a nine-point loss. Just a few days later, Wilson and the Broncos suffered a 12-9 loss against the Indianapolis Colts. Wilson threw two interceptions and failed to lead his team into the endzone during the narrow defeat.
Despite his poor play and physical setback, Russell Wilson is expected to play on October 17, 2022 against the Los Angeles Chargers. Averaging only 15 points per game, the Broncos head into the divisional battle as heavy underdogs. ESPN’s Football Power Index only gives Denver a 31.1% chance to get the win.