Wes Welker has ankle sprain, Champ Bailey has foot sprain

Wes Welker suffered an injury Saturday night, along with Champ Bailey.
Wes Welker suffered an injury Saturday night, along with Champ Bailey. (USATSI)

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.

And it's not the only injury Denver's dealing with -- Champ Bailey also has a foot sprain, the team announced on Sunday.

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."

Champ told the Denver Post that he suffered the sprain during Saturday night's loss to the Seahawks when a Seattle player pushed his foot off of Bailey's.

"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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