Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman was limited in Wednesday's practice with a shoulder injury he suffered during the workout. However, later Wednesday afternoon, Hillman said he expected to practice Thursday and remained on track to again be the team's lead option at running back Sunday against the New England Patriots in Gillette Stadium.
"I just landed on it funny, it'll be all right," Hillman said following Wednesday's practice.
Asked if he had any concern he wouldn't be able to play in the showdown with the Patriots, Hillman said:
"No, I'm not, I'll be at practice (Thursday). So, I mean, I plan on being at practice (Thursday). I don't know what they're talking about. But I'll be fine. It's nothing that I can't deal with."
We'll monitor his practice activity this week, but antsy owners may want to pick up Juwan Thompson, who would see an increased role if Hillman's situation deteriorates.