Omar Bolden Injury: Updates on Broncos Safety's Knee and Return

Mike NorrisFeatured Columnist

Denver Broncos strong safety Omar Bolden looks on prior to the start of an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
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Denver Broncos safety Omar Bolden suffered a knee injury in the first quarter of a divisional-round matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers that will sideline him for the rest of the postseason. He's been placed on injured reserve.

Continue for updates.

Broncos Promote CB Taurean Nixon

Tuesday, Jan. 19

Andrew Mason of reported the team promoted Nixon to fill Bolden's roster spot after the safety was placed on IR.

Bolden Out for the Season

Monday, Jan. 18

Head coach Gary Kubiak told reporters Bolden has a partially torn PCL and will go on injured reserve.

Bolden Injury Tough Blow to Broncos Depth

Bolden, whose 42-yard punt return led to a Denver field goal in the first quarter, did not have a tackle in the game prior to the injury.

The fourth-year pro played in just nine games as a backup this season while dealing with a hamstring injury. Although he had not contributed much on the stat sheet, he will be missed, as the Broncos now have only three healthy safeties for the game in T.J. Ward, Darian Stewart and Josh Bush, per 247Sports.