On Sunday, reports from Fox’s Jay Glazer were that Trevor Siemian’s shoulder injury were possibly more serious than some thought and that he could miss up to two weeks with the AC joint sprain.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, though, the Broncos’ starting quarterback should be back out on the field against the Chargers this Thursday.

“My understanding is Trevor Siemian is expected to be the starter for the Broncos on Thursday night,” Rapoport said. “That really was the plan going into Sunday. Have Paxton Lynch, the first-round quarterback, start, give Trevor Siemian a couple extra days to heal for the Chargers on Thursday night, and then let Siemian go back out there — deal with some pain, yes — and of course he does have that separated non-throwing shoulder, which can be painful, but not debilitating as it comes to being able to throw. Plus, it will also give Siemian a full week to prepare for the Chargers whereas Paxton Lynch, the first-rounder, would have had just a truncated week of preparation. So it seems, unless something changes over the next couple days, that it will be Siemian back in as the starter for Denver.”

(Via NFL.com)

From everything we’ve heard, with the injury being to his non-throwing shoulder, it’s much more of a pain-tolerance issue than anything else.

Whether the Broncos actually did intend to give Siemian another week of rest, it’s clear that they need him back as soon as possible after the team’s performance with Paxton Lynch on Sunday. The return of Donald Stephenson and Virgil Green wouldn’t hurt, either.