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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: High Ankle Sprain

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John Fox announced just an hour after Broncos corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie went lame on the field-- high ankle sprain. Here is what he is looking at for recovery time.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has suffered a high ankle sprain.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has suffered a high ankle sprain.
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Adam Kinney of Mile High Sports Radio caught the announcement from Denver Broncos head coach John Fox,

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie fell awkwardly during a one-on-one drill early Wednesday afternoon while covering rookie Quincy McDuffie.

Rodgers-Cromartie pulled up lame and was carted off the field after a few minutes on the ground behind the sideline.

A high ankle sprain is not season ending, but it is no joke.

The American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society states the recovery time for a high ankle sprain is significantly longer than a typical ankle sprain. Acknowledging that surgery may be required in the event that there is a separation of the tibia and fibula or a fracture has occurred. Rodgers-Cromartie could be in a walking boot for as long as 12 weeks or as little as a month.

The good news is that the outcomes are generally good if the injury is recognized and treated appropriately.

While it is still possible that Rodgers-Cromartie could be available for Week One, twelve weeks from now will be October 12th, when the Broncos will be at home versus the Jacksonville Jaguars.

UPDATE: 2:10 PM MTN:

Mike Klis seems more optimistic:

FINAL UPDATE 3:05 PM MTN: