Broncos QB Drew Lock expects MRI after injuring throwing shoulder in loss to Steelers

Denver's second contest of 2020 encountered a detour.

Quarterback Drew Lock injured his shoulder in the Broncos' 26-21 loss to the Steelers on Sunday early in the game and did not return. Lock suffered the injury when he was sacked by Pittsburgh's Bud Dupree, resulting in a fumble and a turnover for Denver in the first quarter.

The second-year QB, sporting a sling after the game, told reporters his arm felt funny when trying to throw after the takedown. Lock added that he still doesn't know much about the injury but is "optimistic." 

"We'll probably do an MRI on it," he said. "... And yes, because it's my throwing arm, there's a little bit more caution in there."

Jeff Driskel replaced Lock, gaining a first down on a completion to Jerry Jeudy before the Broncos stalled, punting late in the first quarter.

Lock completed just 1 of 5 pass attempts for 20 yards before exiting with the injury. Driskel finished the day 18 for 34 for 256 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

Lock's first season as Denver's unquestioned starter began with a solid outing in Week 1, in which he completed 22 of 33 passes for 216 yards and a score, but the Sunday injury hampered a Broncos offense attempting to bounce back from their disappointing Week 1 loss.

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