Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Monday that second-year receiver Jerry Jeudy will be out at least a few weeks after sustaining a high right ankle sprain in Sunday’s 27-13 win over the New York Giants.
Jeudy, who played all 16 games as a rookie last year, was injured while making a 20-yard catch in the third quarter when Giants cornerback James Bradberry rolled up on the ankle. Jeudy was able to gingerly walk to an awaiting cart for a ride back to the locker room.
If the Broncos place Jeudy on injured reserve/eligible to return, he would miss, at minimum, the Broncos’ games against Jacksonville (Sunday), the New York Jets (Sept. 27) and Baltimore (Oct. 3). Jeudy played 31 of 66 offensive snaps against the Giants and caught six passes for a team-high 72 yards.
Minus Jeudy, the Broncos will lean on Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick and KJ Hamler as the top three receivers. Practice squad call-up candidates are Tyrie Cleveland and Seth Williams, receivers who were drafted by the Broncos in 2020 and ’21, respectively, but were waived after the preseason.
The high ankle sprain requires more recovery time than a low ankle sprain. The high ankle ligaments connect the tibia to the fibula and are required to have stability to absorb the amount of force in playing football and the healing time can range from 4-6 weeks.
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