Phillip Lindsay, Tim Patrick questionable for Broncos’ Week 8 game against Chargers

Entering Sunday’s must-win game against the Chargers, the status of a couple of the Broncos’ main offensive catalysts is still in question.

Broncos coach Vic Fangio said running back Phillip Lindsay, who suffered a concussion in last week’s blowout loss to Kansas City, still has to complete one more test with the independent concussion protocol in order to be cleared for Sunday.

“We’ll find out on Phillip later (on Saturday),” Fangio said. “He was a full participant in everything (on Saturday).”

After missing three games with a toe injury earlier this season, Lindsay suffered the concussion late in the first half last week, when he took a hard shot near the head by Chiefs safety Daniel Sorenson. Having rushed for 79 yards at that point, the 26-year-old was on pace for his second 100-yard game in three games played this year, after scampering for 101 yards in a Week 6 win in New England.

Meanwhile, the Broncos also might be without wideout Tim Patrick, who leads the team with 354 receiving yards but did not practice this week due to a hamstring injury.

“We won’t know on Tim until (Sunday),” Fangio said. “We may work him before the game, but he’s definitely questionable.”

Patrick’s absence would mean more weight on the shoulders of rookie wideouts Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler, as the Broncos are also without Diontae Spencer (will miss his second straight game with a shoulder injury) on top of losing Courtland Sutton to a season-ending knee injury in Week 2.

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