Report: Justin Simmons likely out for season after inuring ankle celebrating
Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons is likely headed to injured reserve and out for the season after suffering an ankle injury during an on-field celebration, per a report from The Denver Post.
The injury is believed to have occurred during the Broncos’ victory last Sunday over the New York Jets. Simmons sprained his ankle while celebrating Brandon Marshall’s strip-sack of Josh McCown during the first quarter.
“Tough break. It’s almost like a freak accident, but I’m going to be completely optimistic,” Simmons said Sunday. “Walking around in this boot, even putting pressure on it before the boot, it wasn’t terrible. It was tolerable. I bet tomorrow is going to be worse, but if I can get the swelling down and the pain down … like I said, I’m trying to be optimistic. I want to play Thursday.”
The Broncos (4-9) have endured an extremely disappointing season despite some semblance of modest expectations. The fact that Simmons’ season is presumably over three games early due to a celebration during a game in which Denver snapped an eight-game losing streak seems strangely fitting.