Two Denver Broncos Are In Concussion Protocol Following Week 6's Loss In San Diego

The Broncos did not emerge from Week 6 unscathed by the injury bug.

The Denver Broncos are coming off a loss to the San Diego Chargers they wish they could forget. Unfortunately, they're going to have to re-live their worst collective performance in 10 months, going through the film and learning from their mistakes, if they hope to improve on Week 6. 

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It was bad enough to lose their first divisional road game in 16 contents. But two Broncos suffered concussions in San Diego, too. 

Wide receiver Cody Latimer left Thursday night's game in the second quarter, never to return. Starting left tackle Russell Okung finished out the game, but was taken to the hospital via ambulance for further examination. 

Okung was soon cleared and released. Both Okung and Latimer will go through the NFL's concussion protocol ahead of Denver's Week 7 home bout with the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football. 

The Broncos are fortunate enough to get a mini-bye between Week 6 and 7, as they'll get 11 days off in between games. Hopefully that will afford Okung and Latimer the opportunity to rest and heal up and pass through the concussion protocol in time for Week 7. 

Receiver Emmanuel Sanders suffered a hip injury in the fourth quarter, but returned to the game. Interim head coach Joe DeCamillis said afterwards that Sanders should be fine. 

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