Emmanuel Sanders (ankle/finger) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday.
Though officially listed as limited, per the Denver Post, Sanders -- who has been dealing with a left high ankle sprain -- "was pretty much a full participant" at practice Wednesday, with the wideout indicating that he is hopeful with regard to his chances of playing Sunday night against the Patriots.
Emmanuel Sanders (toe/finger) stated Monday that he's been dealing with a high ankle sprain, The Denver Post reports.
Sanders initially injured his left ankle in a Week 9 loss at Indianapolis, but after sitting out the subsequent week of prep, he convinced the training staff that he was good to go in Week 10 against Kansas City. After going without a catch on four targets, he followed a similar practice routine in advance of Sunday's game in Chicago. However, he was unable to achieve active status, and the true nature of the ailment was revealed by the wide receiver Monday. Suiting up for one of the last two contests may have hindered his recovery effort, but how he proceeds through practice this week will determine if the speedy wideout is available to quarterback Brock Osweiler.
Emmanuel Sanders (toe/finger) is positioned to return for Sunday's game against the Patriots, according to The Denver Post.
After struggling to play through his injuries in Week 10, Sanders was inactive for Sunday's win over the Bears. He was actually expected to give it a go, but the cold weather in Chicago made it difficult for him to get loose. The final decision may have also been impacted by the team's desire to have Sanders healthy for Sunday against the Patriots, as the Denver Broncos need a win if they're going to have any shot at the AFC's top seed.
Emmanuel Sanders (toe/finger) is inactive Sunday against the Bears, according to Mike Klis of 9News in Denver.
Sanders was questionable coming into the game and was actually expected to play, but the cold weather in Chicago made it tough for him to warm up, and he was apparently struggling to even run practice routes. Andre Caldwell and Cody Latimer are likely to see a few more targets in Sanders' absence.
Emmanuel Sanders (ankle/finger) is expected to play Sunday against the Bears, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Sanders is officially listed as questionable after putting in a limited practice Friday, though it's a tough time to not get practice reps now that Brock Osweiler is under center instead of Peyton Manning (foot). Despite Manning's struggles, Sanders had been playing well of late, scoring a touchdown or reaching 100 yards in three of four games before he was held without a catch last weekend. That dud came as Sanders' injury issues rose, so while he will likely be out there Sunday, he's far from 100 percent.
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