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Broncos' Holliday leaves with shoulder injury

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 1, 2013 at 9:12 pm •  Published: December 1, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two games in three weeks have taken their toll on the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.

Both of the AFC West contenders were already missing several key players due to injuries before the Broncos' 35-28 victory on Sunday.

Several more players went down during the course of the game, including Denver wide receiver Trindon Holliday and Chiefs left tackle Brandon Albert.

Holliday hurt his shoulder in the first half, shortly after Demaryius Thomas went down with a shoulder injury. Thomas eventually returned and finished the game.

Albert went down with a sprained left knee later in the game. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that an X-ray on the knee came back negative, but Albert will have an MRI exam on Monday.

"See how he does here over night," Reid said.

Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano sustained a concussion when his head slammed to the turf in the third quarter and did not return. He had caught a touchdown pass earlier in the game.

Kansas City safety Kendrick Lewis also left for several plays with a knee injury, though he managed to get treatment during the game and was on the field at the finish.

"I'm good," he said. "Just a little stinger."

Broncos defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson went on injured reserve this week after dislocating his right hip in last week's loss to New England, while defensive end Derek Wolfe was left behind in Denver after he was hospitalized Friday with seizure-like symptoms.

It's unknown when Wolfe will be released from the hospital or when he'll be cleared to resume football. The team said he did not suffer a stroke or a full-blown seizure.

"The Derek Wolfe story, I think our team released enough information that I'm not going to spend a lot of time talking about it, but I will tell you that we got good news," Broncos interim coach Jack Del Rio said.

"All the tests they've conducted and put him through, looks like he's going to be OK. At the end of the day, he is going to be all right and we're happy to hear about that."

Denver cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie did not play after jamming his right shoulder last week against New England. For a while it appeared as if he'd be OK to play, even though he was limited in practice on Thursday and Friday and was listed as questionable for the game.

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