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Denver Broncos vs. St. Louis Rams Thursday Injury Report: Virgil Green misses practice again

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Tight End Virgil Green missed another practice

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There was no changes to the Broncos injury report on Thursday. This means that tight end that tight end Virgil Green missed his second straight practice with a knee injury. Green has missed two straight games, and is in danger of missing his third straight game this Sunday.

This also means that the Broncos have two(three if you include Cornick) starting offensive linemen listed as limited for the second straight practice in a row. I do not believe either Clady or Franklin is in any danger of sitting out this Sunday's game, but it's worrisome seeing your offensive line a little banged up when they're going up against one of the better pass rushing units in the league. It is possible that the coaching staff is just being cautious with both players, and giving them some much needed rest in the middle of the season.

It's no surprise that linebacker Nate Irving and running back Ronnie Hillman were held out of practice today. Both are expected to be out for at least a few more weeks.

Some good news on the Broncos injury report is seeing Montee Ball having two full-go practices in a row without having a set back. It's looking like Ball will make his return to the lineup this weekend against the Rams. Now since they'll be playing on turf, I think we could see the Broncos ease him in some and rely on C.J Anderson and Juwan Thompson to have the bulk of the carries on Sunday.

As for the Rams, rookie cornerback Lamarcus Joyner remains out with a groin issue, but veterans Williams Hayes and James Laurinaitis both went from DNP to either limited or full go. Veteran linebacker Will Herring was downgraded to DNP after being limited for yesterday's practice.

Denver Broncos:

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thur. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Green, Virgil TE Knee DNP DNP
Hillman, Ronnie RB Foot DNP DNP
Irving, Nate LB Knee DNP DNP
Clady, Ryan OT Groin LIMITED LIMITED
Cornick, Paul OT Shoulder LIMITED LIMITED
Franklin, Orlando OG Knee LIMITED LIMITED
Ball, Montee RB Groin FULL FULL
Carter, Quinton S Knee FULL FULL
Johnson, Steven LB Ankle FULL FULL
Thompson, Juwan RB Knee FULL FULL

St. Louis Rams:

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thur. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Bates, Daren LB Groin DNP DNP
Carrington, Alex DT Quadricep DNP LIMITED
Hayes, William DE Fibula DNP FULL
Joyner, Lamarcus CB Groin DNP DNP
Laurinaitis, James LB Foot DNP LIMITED
Roberson, Marcus CB Ankle DNP DNP
Williams, Damian WR Hamstring DNP DNP
Herring, Will LB Foot LIMITED DNP

STATUS DEFINITIONS:
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