The Denver Broncos could be without their leading tackler when they head to Cincinnati on Monday Night Football. Linebacker Brandon Marshall was not on the field Friday, marking the second consecutive day he's missed practice while dealing with a sprained foot.
This comes on the heels of Denver placing Danny Trevathan, Denver’s leading tackler from a year ago, on Injured Reserve this past week. He's only started in one game this year after a broken kneecap cost him much of the first half of the year, and Marshall has taken on a bigger role in the defense in Trevathan's absence.
When asked Thursday about the injury Marshall admitted the foot is "not where I would like it to be, but it's definitely better." Marshall also said that he and the team thought it was going to much worse when the initial sprain occurred.
"They thought it was going to be worse honestly," Marshall said. "The doctors said I was lucky because they thought it was going to be worse. I'm glad I can play."
In 14 games (13 starts), Marshall has notched 113 tackles (91 solo) and two sacks.