Englewood, Colo. The Denver Broncos are awaiting Aqib Talib’s return to team headquarters today so they can begin charting the cornerback’s recovery from a gunshot wound to his right leg.
Talib was shot in Dallas over the weekend and missed the Super Bowl champions’ visit to the White House.
No arrests have been made and police continue to investigate the shooting. WFAA-TV in Dallas said that according to police, the bullet entered Talib’s right thigh and exited his right calf. Such a trajectory suggests he could have shot himself.
The Broncos believe he’ll make a full recovery, but Talib, who’s had firearm incidents in his past, could be facing legal consequences and possible punishment from the NFL, which is looking into the matter.
“The only thing I’m concerned about right now is his health,” coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday as the Broncos began their three-day mandatory minicamp. “And that’s why I’m trying to get him here for, so that we can see him, put our hands on him, know exactly what’s going on and go from there.”
Kubiak demurred when asked if he knew whether Talib’s bullet wound was self-inflicted.