Monday night’s loss to the Tennessee Titans stings even more for the Broncos after the injury update on cornerback AJ Bouye.
The start of AJ Bouye’s career with the Denver Broncos didn’t go as planned. Not only did he watch his team suffer a last-second loss to the Tennessee Titans during a Monday Night Football showdown, but he also suffered a rough injury too.
Per NFL insiders Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo, Bouye actually suffered a dislocated shoulder during the Week 1 defeat and his status moving forward is a bit up in the air.
AJ Bouye missed the second half of Denver’s loss on Monday with his shoulder injury
Right before halftime arrived on Monday night, Bouye went down with his injury and was clearly in a ton of pain as he walked off the field under his own power. Denver didn’t waste much time announcing he’d be out for the rest of the contest. In his Broncos’ debut, in which he started, Bouye finished with one pass deflection.
He joined Denver in 2020 after spending the previous three seasons with the Jaguars, highlighted by a Pro Bowl campaign in 2017. That season, Bouye posted a career-high six interceptions and added 56 total tackles. In 2019, he recorded one interception and 65 stops.
For now, the Broncos will wait for Bouye’s test results to come in to see just how much again he’ll miss. While he’s not expected to play in Week 2, per Garofolo and Rapoport, the hope is that the veteran defensive back won’t be on the sidelines for too long.
Defensively, the Broncos have been hit with some bad luck on the injury front. The Bouye news comes a week after Von Miller suffered his season-ending ankle injury, which of course was a monster blow to the team.