Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian is day to day while dealing with sprained foot

Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian is day to day while dealing with sprained foot
Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) throws a pass during the second quarter of a game against the Cincinnati Bengals earlier this season. (Joe Robbins / Getty Images)

Quarterback Trevor Siemian was held out of practice Wednesday after spraining a foot in Denver's 30-27 overtime loss to Kansas City last weekend.

Coach Gary Kubiak said Siemian was placed in a walking boot and is listed as day to day.


Kubiak also revealed after practice that rookie fullback Andy Janovich had season-ending surgery on his left ankle, which he injured on the first play of the game but stayed in and played 31 more snaps. Kubiak said Janovich would be placed on injured reserve.

Siemian never left the game against Kansas City on Sunday night, when he threw for a career-high 368 yards despite being sacked five times.

"I'm really not looking too far ahead," Siemian said. "I really want to take it one day at a time, listen to (head athletic trainer Steve Antonopulos) and just put as much into each day getting better as I can. So, that's where I'm at now."

The Broncos have had problems protecting the passer all season. They benched right tackle Ty Sambrailo early in the game after he'd allowed two of Justin Houston's three sacks. Overall, Siemian was hit a dozen times in the game. 

Carr, Luck look to play

Derek Carr says he will have no limitations this week because of the injured pinkie on his throwing hand that forced him to miss a series last week, while Andrew Luck took the next step in the concussion protocol by returning to full workouts at the Indianapolis Colts' headquarters. 

Carr deflected all questions about the finger Wednesday, saying repeatedly that it's “doing great.” If Luck is cleared by an independent doctor following practice Wednesday, Indy's franchise quarterback could start Monday night against the New York Jets

Carr dislocated the finger while taking a snap on the second play from scrimmage in the second half of Sunday's 35-32 win over Carolina. He left for a series before returning to play the rest of the game with a glove on his throwing hand. Carr took all snaps out of the shotgun to protect the finger and led the Raiders to a comeback win. 

Luck missed his first game of the season last Thursday after complaining of concussion-like symptoms after a win Nov. 20 against Tennessee.


An Atlanta Falcons defense already having to adjust to losing its top cornerback for the season now also must compensate for the loss of defensive end Adrian Clayborn, who is second on the team with 4 1/2 sacks, will miss at least two weeks after having surgery on his left knee. Clayborn sustained the injury in Sunday's 38-19 win over Arizona . The loss of Clayborn came after cornerback Desmond Trufant was placed on injured reserve because of a torn pectoral muscle. … Buffalo Bills receiver Sammy Watkins was a late scratch from practice after complaining about soreness in his surgically repaired left foot. The severity of the injury is unclear and it's not known whether it will affect his status for Sunday, when Buffalo (6-5) plays at Oakland (9-2). …

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Leon Orr has been cut after his arrest on drug charges in Florida. Coach Adam Gase says the team cut Orr immediately after learning of the arrest during Wednesday's practice. … Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has donated $10,000 to a Houston-area high school football player who is in a coma after suffering a brain injury in a playoff game last week. Grant Milton, a senior at The Woodlands High, was injured Saturday during a game in Waco and was rushed to a hospital, where he remains in a coma. A Go Fund Me account was set up to raise money for his medical care.