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Champ Bailey has foot sprain, Wes Welker ankle sprain

Champ BaileyTwo key Denver Broncos players sustained injuries in Saturday’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks, though one is more serious than the other.

Wes Welker sprained his right ankle in the contest and is likely out the rest of the preseason, but he is expected back by the opener.

Champ Bailey left the game with a left foot injury suffered while covering Golden Tate before halftime. He was in a boot and on crutches leaving the stadium on Saturday. X-rays on his foot were negative, and an MRI revealed no torn ligaments, per USA Today’s Lindsay Jones. Champ’s condition is the one to watch.

There is no timetable for Bailey’s recovery, but don’t be surprised if he misses a few games to begin the season. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport described Bailey’s sprain as “serious” and a condition that could take weeks to heal. The good news is that Denver has some good cornerback depth and should be able to withstand the loss of Bailey if he misses a few games. They have Chris Harris, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Tony Carter. DRC is expected to play in the team’s third preseason game after missing the first two with a high ankle sprain.


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