Wes Welker has ankle sprain, Champ Bailey has foot sprain
Wes Welker suffered an ankle sprain on Saturday night, which the Broncos are calling "mild." Champ Bailey suffered a foot sprain that is reportedly "serious."
Rumors started sprouting up on Twitter (as rumors are wont to do) Sunday that Broncos wideout Wes Welker might be dealing with an ankle sprain. The rumors are true.
Further evaluation has revealed CB Champ Bailey has a left foot sprain & WR Wes Welker has a mild right ankle sprain.— Denver Broncos (@DenverBroncos) August 18, 2013
Bailey's injury appears to be worse -- NFL.com reports that the Pro Bowl cornerback is dealing with a "serious" type of sprain and that he "faces a recovery timeline of several weeks."
"I wish I could describe it," Bailey said. "We’ll see."
It's not expected that Welker's ankle sprain will keep him out of the Broncos opener against the defending-champion Ravens. However, the passing game won't likely be the biggest of their worries if Bailey can't go.
That would be the secondary, which would be drastically thinner if Bailey's unable to go.
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