Trindon Holliday injury: Broncos returner leaves game after hurting his shoulder

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The Broncos will be without their explosive return man for the rest of Sunday's game.

Denver Broncos return man Trindon Holliday was forced from Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs with a shoulder injury. He will not return.

It's unknown when Holliday suffered the injury or how severe it is, but he was not on the field for most of the second quarter and Wes Welker was returning punts and kickoffs. The Broncos announced during halftime that Holliday would not return to the game.

It's a big loss for the Broncos, battling with the Chiefs for AFC West supremacy. The 5'5 speedster exploded onto the scene last season, recording 1,033 yards and two touchdowns on both punt and kickoff returns. He was on pace to meet those numbers this year, notching 796 return yards and two touchdowns in 11 games. The Broncos are expected to update Holliday's status sometime after the game. Welker will serve as the main return man for the rest of the day.

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