Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie carted off with high ankle sprain

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie suffered a left leg injury at Broncos training camp Wednesday. (USATSI)
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie suffered a left leg injury at Broncos training camp Wednesday. (USATSI)

The Broncos haven't been having a great run lately, either with potential suspensions (Von Miller) or major injuries (center Dan Koppen most notably). And they might have taken another hit Wednesday with cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie being carted off the field after suffering what appears to be a leg injury.

According to Lindsay Jones of USA Today, the cornerback "put no weight on [his] left leg as he was helped off the field." Mike Klis of the Denver Post noted it was either a left leg or left ankle injury.

The team received good news later on in the day as it's just a high-ankle sprain for DRC, and John Fox says he expects the cornerback to return in two to three weeks.

""He's done it before, so I'm not overly [concerned]," Fox said. "But anytime you miss time, I'm concerned."

DRC was signed to a two-year contract this offseason after struggling for two years with the Eagles (following the ultimate lose-lose trade for Kevin Kolb that got everyone involved fired). Though Rodgers Cromartie is, as Klis notes, the second-highest paid player on the Broncos defense, he's was also a pretty good value for Denver.

With Champ Bailey, Chris Harris and DRC, Denver is setup nicely to move away from the postseason, Joe Flacco-induced stereotype that they can't cover in the secondary.

With Harris and Champ, Denver's still got plenty of talent in the secondary; there's a reason why our Pete Prisco had them No. 1 in his latest preseason power rankings. But Rodgers-Cromartie suffering any sort of major injury would be a big blow to a Denver defense that's had a pretty rough offseason.

CBS Sports Senior Writer

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