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Broncos vs. Raiders injury report: Montee Ball, Wes Welker, and Virgil Green practice Wednesday

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The Denver Broncos received good news on the injury front Wednesday.

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Need a boost to your running game? How about getting your starting running back back at practice, not to mention your best run-blocking tight end?

Montee Ball practiced with the Broncos for the first time since leaving the Week 5 game against the Arizona Cardinals with a groin injury. Virgil Green, who missed Denver's Week 9 loss against the New England Patriots, also practiced. Both players were limited, according to coach John Fox.

Since Ball's missed time, Ronnie Hillman has filled in admirably, tallying two 100-yard games and two multiple-TD games. Fox didn't comment on whether Ball or Hillman would be the starter, if Ball could go.

Wes Welker, who suffered a back injury during Sunday's loss and did not return, practiced fully Wednesday.

Added to the injury report was right tackle Paul Cornick (shoulder), who was limited. Nate Irving (knee) missed practice.

Denver Broncos

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thur. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Irving, Nate LB Knee DNP
Ball, Montee RB Groin LIMITED
Carter, Quinton S Hamstring LIMITED
Cornick, Paul T Shoulder LIMITED
Green, Virgil TE Calf LIMITED
Johnson, Steven LB Ankle FULL
McManus, Brandon K Right Groin FULL
Thompson, Juwan RB Knee FULL
Welker, Wes WR Back FULL

Oakland Raiders

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thur. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Ausberry, David TE Foot DNP
Brown, Vincent WR Hamstring FULL
Carrie, TJ CB Ankle DNP
Chekwa, Chimdi CB Hamstring DNP
Jackson, Gabe G Knee DNP
McGill, Keith CB Groin LIMITED
Olawale, Jamize FB/RB Shoulder LIMITED
Rogers, Carlos CB Knee DNP
Tuck, Justin DE Knee LIMITED

BOLD-Indicates change in status

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