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Bridgewater released from hospital, 'highly unlikely' to play vs. Raiders

DENVER — Drew Lock is the Broncos’ starting quarterback again, at least for this week.

Broncos head coach Vic Fangio offered an update Monday on his season-long starting quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater, who was released from a hospital Monday morning after his frightening head injury Sunday in the team’s 15-10 loss to Cincinnati.

“Concussion protocol. Probably highly unlikely he plays this week,” Fangio said.

People pray in their own way. As Bridgewater lay limp on the ground after his helmet slammed into the ground following an airborne blast he received from a Bengals defender, Fangio prayed in his way.

“Relieved that he’s doing well, Fangio said. “Said a quick, with my Catholic background, said a Hail Mary and Our Father for him during that time.”

Fangio added the team was not yet considering placing Bridgewater on injured reserve, a transaction that would end his season as there are three weeks left and the minimum IR stay is three weeks. So for now there remains the possibility Bridgewater returns to play either against the Chargers in two weeks or Chiefs on Jan. 9 at Empower Field at Mile High in the season finale.

But Lock will start Sunday, the day after Christmas, at Las Vegas against the Raiders.

Mike Klis/9 News

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