AFC West Blog
It's looking like Broncos QB Peyton Manning will have at least one of his main receiving threats back on Sunday, and possibly two. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders returned to practice Friday and is looking like he'll be good to go for the team's Week 12 game versus Miami after recovering from a Week 11 concussion. Tight end Julius Thomas barely practiced this week because of his sprained ankle and is considered a game-time decision by head coach John Fox.
It was a bad day all around for the Denver Broncos. Running back Montee Ball (groin), tight end Julius Thomas (ankle) and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (consussion) all left the team's 22-7 loss at the hands of the St. Louis Rams early on Sunday.
Well, the good news is there aren't a lot of true game-time decisions to watch this morning. The bad news -- and part of the reason for that previous sentence -- is that many players have already been ruled out for today's action. You can read more about those guys at the bottom of this page. This field will be spent updating you on the injured stars who may or may not suit up for the 1 p.m. Eastern kickoffs. That list includes Marshawn Lynch, Mark Ingram, Anthony Fasano and Kyle Rudolph to name a few. Refresh this page consistently as we bring you the latest, starting at about 11:30 a.m.
Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano did not participate at all in practice this week due to a bruised knee. Head coach Andy Reid, when asked about Fasano's availability, said he "might play" in Week 11 against the Seahawks. Fasano will be a game-time decision for the 1 p.m. Eastern kickoff.
Denver Broncos beat writer Mike Klis reports that running back Montee Ball practiced in full Wednesday and is on track to return to the field when the Broncos play at St. Louis in Week 11.
Apparently, Broncos head coach John Fox's original prognosis that running back Ronnie Hillman would be day-to-day with his left foot injury wasn't quite right. The more likely scenario, per the Denver Post's Mike Klis, is that Hillman will miss at least two weeks with the injury that forced him out of Sunday's blowout win versus Oakland. Specifically, Hillman is dealing with a mid-foot sprain.
Hillman is the leading rusher for the Broncos, having amassed 378 rushing yards. In his absence, the team will turn to C.J. Anderson and Montee Ball to man the backfield.
Running back Ronnie Hillman of the Denver Broncos was removed from the team's lopsided win over Oakland on Sunday due to his sore ankle, but it was only as a precaution. With the team on its way to a 41-17 win, there was no need to risk him injuring it further, especially with running back C.J. Anderson putting together a career day.