The Denver Broncos took another hit on the football field when a cornerback was injured on July 31 2013 reported by NFL.com. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie suffered a high ankle sprain and was carted off the field during Wednesday’s practice. Luckily for the Broncos, Cromartie aims to be back in a few weeks. Barring any setbacks, he should be ready to go in time for the final preseason game, and week one of the season.
As one of the preseason favorites in the AFC, Denver has taken quite a few hits before the season has even commenced. Von Miller has been awaiting his appeal for a suspension of violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Then starting center, Dan Koppen tore his ACL during drills over the weekend. Now they lose a key piece in the secondary.
Coach Fox said that he’s “not overly concerned” with the injury but he is worried about the missed practice time in the coming weeks. However, the Broncos should not rush Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie back if he isn’t a hundred percent. The high ankle sprain can linger throughout the long season if it’s not properly healed.
Denver is planning to rely heavily on Cromartie’s services in the defensive backfield. Let’s just wait and see how the injury plays out in the long run for Denver. They definitely want to get off to a good start in the secondary in 2013 especially after the way last season ended.