Harris (leg) is targeting a Week 17 return, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.
Harris has already admitted to feeling better, but a final return date will likely come at the discretion of team doctors rather than the 29-year-old vet. Should Denver squeak into the playoffs, Harris' availability could loom large. Right now, it seems as though a Week 17 return is a tad optimistic, but a true indication of his potential return isn't likely for another week or so.
The Broncos' top cornerback is expected to miss multiple games after suffering a hairline fracture of his fibula during Sunday's 24-10 win over Cincinnati, but the plan is to keep him on the 53-man roster unless the team falls out of playoff contention. The Broncos will need Isaac Yiadom and/or Brendan Langley to step into expanded roles, potentially including slot work. Harris is well established as the league's best slot corner, one who also plays at a high level when he moves outside for base packages. This is a huge loss for the Denver defense.
Harris (lower leg) said that he won't undergo surgery after suffering a fractured fibula during Sunday's 24-10 win over the Bengals, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Coach Vance Joseph said Sunday that he's unsure whether Harris' injury will require surgery, according to Nicki Jhabvala. It appears that Harris has a legitimate shot of avoiding injured reserve if the Broncos are able to make a playoff push and extend their season.
Harris (lower leg) may not be placed on injured reserve after suffering a fractured fibula during Sunday's game against the Bengals, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Harris' fractured fibula may not be serious enough to end his 2018 season, and he could have a chance to retake the field if the Broncos make it to the playoffs. The 29-year-old will undergo further evaluation for his injury during the coming days, which should shed some light on his chances of returning this season.
Harris fractured his fibula during Sunday's game against the Bengals, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.
Needless to say, Harris will not return to the Week 13 tilt. Isaac Yiadom is listed as his backup on the Broncos' official depth chart. Harris has been a key starter in Denver's defense this season, but the 29-year-old is now likely headed for injured reserve according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
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