posted on Nov, 1 2004 @ 05:59 PM
DENVER -- Broncos safety John Lynch will be sidelined at least two weeks and perhaps for a month with a fractured tailbone.
Signed as a free agent after Tampa Bay let him go, Lynch has been a steadying influence on the Denver defense. But the Broncos struggled in a 41-28
loss to Atlanta on Sunday and Lynch went down after being hit in the side by receiver Brian Finneran.
Angry about the hit, Lynch walked toward the Atlanta huddle and started yelling at the Falcons before leaving the game.
He wasn't available after the game, but several Broncos said Lynch felt Finneran's block was a cheap shot.
Denver coach Mike Shanahan said the block appeared legal, "but it was one of those blindside shots that kind of catches you off-guard."
Nick Ferguson will start for Lynch next Sunday against Houston and then the Broncos have a bye.