Could Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock return sooner than expected? Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos are taking an optimistic view about Drew Lock’s injury timetable.

According to James Palmer of NFL Network, the Broncos are not placing Lock on injured reserve. The team feels there is a chance that he could miss fewer than three games, though a longer timetable remains possible.

The officially stated timeline on Lock was two to six weeks. The Broncos are definitely holding out hope that they can get Lock back in two.

Lock suffered a rotator cuff strain Sunday against Pittsburgh. The injury is significant enough that the Broncos brought in another quarterback to cover for their second-year starter.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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