The slumping Broncos have suffered yet another blow.
Coach Vance Joseph on Monday announced that second-year quarterback Paxton Lynch will miss 2-4 weeks after sustaining a high ankle sprain Sunday in the team’s 21-14 loss to the Raiders.
Joseph confirmed that Trevor Siemian will start under center in Lynch’s absence for the Broncos’ Week 13 matchup against the Dolphins.
Lynch suffered the non-contact injury late in the second quarter and was visibly upset on the sideline. He already had been inactive for Denver’s first nine games as he nursed a shoulder injury suffered in the preseason. Despite trying to play through the pain, Lynch was done after completing 9 of 14 passes for 41 yards with an interception.
Siemian, who started the first seven games of the season after beating out Lynch to earn the starting job in August, entered the game in relief and led the Broncos to 14 unanswered points as he completed 11 of 21 passes for 149 yards with the two touchdowns. Still, it wasn’t enough to overcome Oakland, and Denver was dealt its seventh straight defeat.
The Broncos (3-8) will look to get their first win since Oct. 1 when they visit the Dolphins (4-7) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.