Broncos QB Paxton Lynch to miss 3-4 weeks with high-ankle sprain

Paxton Lynch’s 2017 debut was short lived. The Denver Broncos quarterback is in danger of missing the rest of the season.

Tests revealed that Lynch suffered a high-right-ankle sprain, via NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. He is expected to be out three to four weeks.

Considering that it’s already Week 13, Lynch theoretically could be out the rest of the regular season.

Lynch was visibly upset after he injured his ankle in the third quarter of Denver’s 21-14 loss to the Oakland Raiders. The second-year quarterback sub-mediocre before he went down. He was 9-for-14 passing for just 41 yards and 1 interception, resulting in a 38.4 passer rating. The quarterback was unable to produce a scoring drive in Oakland.

Denver’s carousel at quarterback now turns to a familiar foe, Trevor Siemian. Siemian, who started the team’s first seven games before being bench, is expected to return back to the starting lineup. Brock Osweiler will be Siemian’s backup.

The good news is Siemian played relatively well in relief in Week 12. He passed for 149 yards and led the Broncos to two touchdowns, making what was a lopsided game competitive.

We’ll see if Siemian can build on his performance in Oakland. Regardless of what Siemian does, Denver will be eager to upgrade their paltry quarterback situation once this season concludes.

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