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Denver Broncos at New York Jets Wednesday injury report

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Denver Broncos running backs Montee Ball (groin) and Juwan Thompson (knee) missed practice Wednesday, while New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (hamstring) was limited, describing himself as "day-to-day."

Justin Edmonds

The Denver Broncos will rely on a running-back-by-committee approach against the New York Jets in Week 6, Denver Broncos coach John Fox said Wednesday.

"We'll lean on all three of them," Fox said, referring to the remaining healthy backs Ronnie Hillman, C.J. Anderson, and Juwan Thompson.

Not all three of them are 100% healthy. though.

Thompson, who rushed for a fourth quarter touchdown against the Cardinals Sunday, missed practice Wednesday with a knee injury he suffered earlier in the game. He was seen jogging during the portion of practice open to the media, according to reports; based on that information and Fox's comments, he appears likely to contribute Sunday.

Rookie offensive tackle Michael Schofield was excused from practice due to a death in the family, Fox said.

On the other side of the field, former Broncos receiver Eric Decker, now a member of the New York Jets, was limited in practice with a hamstring injury he described as "day to day." Decker sat out the Jets' shutout loss to the San Diego Chargers in Week 5.

Your complete Wednesday practice report below.

Denver Broncos

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thur. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Schofield, Michael OL Non-Injury DNP
Ball, Montee RB Groin DNP
Thompson, Juwan RB Knee DNP
Bruton, David S Ankle FULL
Caldwell, Andre WR Knee FULL
Harris, Chris Jr. CB Knee FULL
McCray, Lerentee LB Knee FULL
McManus, Brandon K Right Groin FULL

New York Jets

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thur. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Bush, Josh S Quadricep DNP
Harris, David LB Shoulder DNP
Nelson, David WR Ankle DNP
Walls, Darrin DB Knee DNP
Colon, Willie OL Knee LIMITED
Decker, Eric WR Hamstring LIMITED
Mangold, Nick OL Shoulder LIMITED
Milliner, Dee DB Quadricep LIMITED
Giacomini, Breno OL Low Back FULL
Harrison, Damon DL Ankle FULL
Johnson, Chris RB Ankle FULL

STATUS DEFINITIONS:
BOLD-Indicates change in status
Out - player definitely will not play
Doubtful - at least 75% chance player will not play
Questionable - 50-50 chance player will not play
Probable - virtual certainty player will be available for normal duty