The Broncos remain in the NFL’s convention protocol after quarterback Teddy Bridge lost to Baltimore Ravens 23-7 on Sunday before half-time.
Asked what Bridgewater Preparation Week would be like, coach Wick Fungio said today: “It’s in protocol so medical people will be in charge.”
Bridgewater was injured when he was struck by Ravens outside Line Baker Odafiway. Fengyu thought the fine should have been called.
Drew Lock was 12 of 21 for 113 yards and a break in the second half.
“I think he was like the rest of our offense,” Fengyu said. “We weren’t good enough aggressively throughout the game. It can be difficult (to go in half time), obviously, when you are thrown there in the cold, but you have to be able to do it.
According to the NFL, Bridgewater must take five steps to return to practice and play. Once Bridgewater is cleared by bronchial doctors, it should also be cleaned by an independent neuroscientist who is approved by the league and the NFLPA and is not affiliated with any club. Until that happens, he can’t practice or play.
1. Athletes are allowed limited stretching and balance training then moving on to light exercise.
2. Under the supervision of Broncos training staff, Bridgewater can begin cardiovascular work and cognitive and balance testing after exercise.
3. Bridgewater enhances its cardio work and begins training strength of surveillance. He may be allowed to practice with the team for 30 minutes or less.
4. If steps 1-3 are achieved, Bridgewater Quarterback can begin specific activities.
5. Once cleared by a Broncos doctor for full football activities (games), Bridgewater must be cleaned by an independent physician.
This story will be updated.