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Broncos QB Lock thumb injury is ‘bad sprain’

Field Level Media

August 20, 2019 at 6:42 pm.

Denver Broncos rookie quarterback Drew Lock will miss time with what the team said is a badly sprained thumb following tests conducted Tuesday.

Lock left Monday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, and X-rays taken at the scene were negative. Lock completed 7 of his 12 pass attempts for 40 yards before he landed on his thumb in the third quarter when he tried to pitch the ball as 49ers safety Marcell Harris took him to the ground.

“I’m definitely going to be careful. At the same time, the competitive side of me wants to get out there and keep proving myself to these coaches and to my teammates,” Lock said Monday night.

Lock, 22, was taken in the second round of the 2019 draft and is competing with Kevin Hogan to be the team’s backup quarterback behind Joe Flacco. Denver’s roster also includes Brett Rypien, an undrafted rookie who played collegiately at Boise State. His uncle, Mark, won two Super Bowls with the Washington Redskins.