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Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers: Wednesday Injury Report

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Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos

Player Injury Wednesday
CB Champ Bailey Foot Did Not Participate
S Duke Ihenacho Ankle Did Not Participate
WR Wes Welker Ankle Did Not Participate
TE Joel Dreessen Knee Limited
T Orlando Franklin Ankle Limited
C Manny Ramirez Knee Limited
TE Julius Thomas Ankle Limited
WR Eric Decker Toe Full
G Chris Kuper Ankle Full
QB Peyton Manning Ankle Full
RB Knowshon Moreno Ankle Full
LB Danny Trevathan Ribs Full
C J.D. Walton Ankle Full

San Diego Chargers

Player Injury Wednesday
T Mike Remmers Ankle Did Not Participate
WR Eddie Royal Toe Did Not Participate
LB Donald Butler Groin Limited
DE Lawrence Guy Toe Limited
G Chad Rinehart Toe Limited
LB Tourek Williams Thumb Full

Andrew Mason Clarified that Ihenacho was on the field during the media portion and that he must not have participated in the actual practice.  Nonetheless, lots of Broncos are back on the field.  Good to see that Champ and Duke were the only ones on the sideline from the defensive side of the ball.  Hopefully that unit has weathered the storm and are ready to finish the season strong and healthy.

As far as Wes Welker is concerned? Just a day off for the vet in all likelihood:

I was unaware of Eddie Royal's toe injury.  He has been a boon to the Charger offense proving his worth as a versatile threat in the redzone.  Regardless, Royal has always had trouble with getting separation from faster and more physical corners so I wouldn't expect his presence to lack thereof to be much of a story.  Remember last year when he quit on a couple of different routes which helped create some interceptions for our Broncos secondary?

After being activated to the roster from the PUP list yesterday, JD Walton was a full participant in practice.  For those expecting a surge back into the starting lineup, Manny Ramirez is currently the 2nd rated Center according to Pro Football Focus and is firmly entrenched as the Broncos starter.

As far as Jack Del Rio?

It is good to hear that JDR has added some situational wrinkles to practice.  What those are specifically is unknown at the moment.  All in all, it seems like the Broncos have used their bye week to heal and get ready for this final run towards the playoffs.

The first leg begins Sunday afternoon in San Diego.