ENGLEWOOD, Colo. —cornerback , who left Sunday’s win over the early in the second quarter because of a left shoulder injury, is considered day-to-day after additional exams Monday morning, according to sources.
Given Surtain’s importance to the Broncos’ defense, that the injury is not a long-term one has to be considered good news for Denver. Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett was scheduled for his weekly Monday news conference at 3:15 p.m. MT.
Surtain underwent an MRI on Monday morning.
Surtain is seen on the game video shaking his left arm after engaging with Texans wide receiverduring a 7-yard run by Texans running back . Surtain stayed in the game for two more plays but was then replaced by Broncos rookie cornerback .
“A guy like Pat goes down, it’s going to impact things,” said safety. “[Mathis] came in and did what we needed him to do.”
Mathis, who finished the game with five tackles in a little over a half of work, would likely play in Surtain’s spot Sunday night against theif Surtain does not play.
“Got to see him step up … thing about Damarri is it’s not too big for him.” Hackett said.
Over the Broncos’ first two games, Surtain has been the cornerback defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero has been most willing to match up on an opponent’s best wide receiver. Surtain shadowedfor much of the season opener and was matched up on the Texans’ early on in Sunday’s game.
Broncos wide receiveralso suffered an injury in Sunday’s game. Jeudy was hurt when he landed awkwardly as he attempted to snare a pass with just under six minutes remaining in the first quarter. The team initially called it a shoulder injury, but after , Hackett said the injury was to Jeudy’s ribs.