Just one day after Denver Broncos’ coach Gary Kubiak named Trevor Siemian the starter for the team’s 3rd pre-season tilt, the quarterback could not throw during their following practice session on Tuesday.
Kubiak told media representatives at a press conference that Siemian did not throw due to persistent pain that kept his shoulder sore. Earlier during the running portion of the same practice, Siemian had guided his teammates in the first team but Kubiak said that the quarterback is "day-to- day" as far as throwing is concerned.
Earlier on Monday, Kubiak had downplayed the 24-year old’s injury, saying that he believed Siemian would be fit enough for Tuesday practice. However, the fact that the coach held him out of passing drills is a pointer to the fact that his injury is not all that serious. The coach is therefore likely being precautionary. If Siemian’s injury were a truly serious one, most probably Kubiak wouldn't have required him to participate at all.
On the Tuesday practice, Mark Sanchez took the first team quarterback reps in Siemian’s throwing position, with Rookie Paxton Lynch working with the second team. However, despite the missed session, Trevor Siemian is still in line for the start in the tilt with the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday.