According to Kirk Morrison of Fox Sports Radio, Denver's "team bus was involved in a minor accident on the freeway."
Broncos defensive star DeMarcus Ware shared a picture of the aftermath:
To keep the day interesting, we have a small wreck. Looks like everyone is ok though. 👀 #SB50 https://t.co/CjXTG5d6gx2/1/2016, 9:51:04 PM
Kimberly Jones of NFL Network noted the bus was back at the hotel and provided a glimpse of some of the damage:
Kimberly Jones @KimJonesSports
Broncos bus back at hotel now. https://t.co/RCS2fwMFt62/1/2016, 10:15:09 PM
Jeff Darlington of NFL Network passed along another image:
Jeff Darlington @JeffDarlington
One damaged Broncos bus is back at team hotel, and while there is some minimal damage, it doesn't appear serious. https://t.co/72oGaZ1IPr2/1/2016, 10:14:07 PM
More than one bus sustained damage, as Morrison captured:
Kirk Morrison @kirkmorrison
One of Broncos team buses with cracked windshield. https://t.co/WSWr365JVa2/1/2016, 10:05:48 PM
"The Broncos' team buses were involved in a minor accident on the way back from practice," Patrick Smyth, the team's vice president of public relations, said via Twitter. "No injuries were sustained, [and the] team is back at [the] hotel."
On Tuesday, however, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver (via colleague Cheryl Preheim) reported Broncos players told him they were sore and had headaches from the accident.
NFL.com reported the buses were returning to the team hotel from a practice at Stanford University, while Klis reported the "accident began when motorist cut off police escort, causing chain reaction with multiple player buses."
The reports were encouraging for any Broncos fans concerned about injuries. What's more, the Super Bowl is not until Sunday, so there's time for players dealing with bumps, bruises and/or stiff necks to heal before the game.
Newton is the likely MVP of the league with 45 total touchdowns, but the Broncos defense was tops in the NFL in yards allowed per game and fourth in points allowed per game this season.
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