Another starter injured in practice for the Denver Broncos?
Say it ain’t so.
On Sunday, center Dan Koppen tore an ACL, which will sideline him for the entire 2013 season. In that same practice, backup center C.J. Davis was also injured, which means Manny Ramirez is now starting and the team has since reached out to retired lineman Ryan Lilja.
Move forward to Wednesday, and multiple media in attendance in Dove Valley are reporting cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie being carted off with a leg injury of his own. While it hasn’t been specified as of yet, some speculate it is an ankle or knee.
Update, 1 p.m. MT: ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports a source says Rodgers-Cromartie suffered a high ankle sprain.
With Rodgers-Cromartie out, third-year man Tony Carter moved up to play with the ones, only to be burned multiple times by Peyton Manning and Eric Decker in the two-minute drill.
Rodgers-Cromartie was a major offseason addition, in line to start opposite of Champ Bailey, and a sprain shouldn’t sideline him for too long.
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