ENGLEWOOD - The Denver Broncos are hopeful receiver Demaryius Thomas can recover from his sore hip in time to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
Thomas confirmed Monday he hurt his hip after making a 6-yard catch down the right sideline with less than 3 minutes remaining in the first quarter of the Broncos’ 21-20 win last Thursday against Carolina.
Thomas had three catches for 25 yards at the time of his injury. He returned to the game and had one more catch for 23 yards on the Broncos’ first play of the second half.
ESPN reported Sunday that Thomas could miss time and he was seeking a second opinion on the MRI exam on his hip. He attended the Broncos’ light practice Monday, although head coach Gary Kubiak said the receiver didn’t participate.
Thomas told 9News at noon Monday he had not yet sought the second opinion.
Asked if he thought he would play against the Colts, Thomas said, “I don’t know, taking it day by day.’’
The Broncos seem a little more optimistic Thomas will be able to play.
“Expectations are for him to be ready to go Wednesday,’’ Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak said. “He was feeling pretty good today.”
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