However, the Denver Post is reporting that X-rays administered to Ward at Paul Brown Stadium last night, came back negative. It's a good sign, but he's not out of the woods yet.
Hopefully it's just a severe stinger, rendering him day-to-day. Broncos fans shudder to think what this defense would look like without Ward and Brandon Marshall, especially heading into the playoffs.
On the season, Ward has accumulated 74 combined tackles, 2 interceptions and 2 sacks. This has earned him a +1.9 cumulative grade via ProFootballFocus. Ward's value to the team has increased of late, with the rash of injuries to the Broncos linebacking corps, who have seen two players land on season-ending injured reserve (Trevathan and Nate Irving).
We will update you when we know more.
John Fox updated the situation. Ward has a neck strain and is day to day.