Joe Flacco to miss 4-6 weeks with neck injury, avoid surgery
Joe Flacco received a second opinion this week on a neck injury that he suffered during Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, and it has been confirmed that he will be out for quite some time.
Flacco is awaiting review from two more specialists, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the expectation is that he will be sidelined for four to six weeks. He could return this season, however, as he likely will not need surgery.
After a second opinion on the bulging disc in his neck, Broncos QB Joe Flacco is now expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks, pending reviews from Dr. Robert Watkins in LA and Dr. Jack Kelley in CT., per source. The thinking now is, No surgery necessary, pending those doctor reviews.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 31, 2019
If Flacco misses six weeks, that means he will be out for the majority of the remainder of the season. With the Broncos clearly not in playoff contention, there’s still a chance he will not see the field again in 2019.
Flacco is under contract through 2021, but he publicly bashed Denver’s coaching staff following the team’s tough loss to the Colts. It would not be a surprise if the 34-year-old has played his last snap for the Broncos.