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Demaryius Thomas Injury: Broncos receiver's status in question vs. Bills

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Demaryius Thomas sits out practice but appears alright for Sunday.

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The Denver Broncos are suddenly a little banged up at the wide receiver position. First receiver Demaryius Thomas missed today's practice with a bruised ankle that he suffered during yesterday's practice. A teammate stepped on his right ankle during Wednesday's practice, which left the star receiver hobbled after practice.

This injury leaves Thomas questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills. Head Coach John Fox really wouldn't clarify on Thomas's timetable, he just listed him as "day-to-day, like everybody else on the injury report."

The other injury was to rookie wide receiver Cody Latimer. According to Fox, Latimer left practice with concussion-like symptoms and was being evaluated. Fox said Latimer would go through the league-mandated protocol. It's likely that Latimer will be inactive for this Sunday's game.

Fox said he wasn't sure when Latimer may have suffered the concussion (Sunday Night or during practice), just that he was displaying the symptoms and is now being evaluated for a concussion.

Tight end Julius Thomas was listed as limited again as he continues to work his way back from an ankle injury that he suffered against the St. Louis Rams. There's hope that Julius will be able to return to action against the Bills on Sunday. He has been doing some drill work, which is encouraging for his availability on Sunday.

Cornerback Kayvon Webster and safety Quinton Carter also missed their second straight practice this week. Webster injured his shoulder against the Dolphins, and Carter is dealing with a knee injury.

Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton suffered a cut elbow during practice on Thursday. Knighton needed his elbow to be taped up, and he was listed as limited.

It wasn't all bad news on the injury front today. Receiver Wes Welker returned to practice after receiving a "veteran day off" on Wednesday, linebacker Lerentee McCray returned to practice after sitting out Wednesday's practice with an illness, and tight end Jacob Tamme also returned to practice after missing yesterday's with a rib injury.

Cornerback Aqib Talib was full go for the second straight day, and is set to start against the the Buffalo Bills this Sunday.

Injury Report

Denver Broncos

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thur. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Ball, Montee RB Groin DNP DNP
Hillman, Ronnie RB Foot DNP DNP
McCray, Lerentee LB Illness DNP LIMITED
Tamme, Jacob TE Ribs DNP LIMITED
Webster, Kayvon CB Shoulder DNP DNP
Welker, Wes WR Non-Injury DNP FULL
Carter, Quinton S Knee DNP DNP
Montgomery, Will C Knee LIMITED FULL
Thomas, Demaryius WR Ankle LIMITED DNP
Thomas, Julius TE Ankle LIMITED LIMITED
Anderson, C.J. RB Ankle FULL FULL
Cornick, Paul T Shoulder FULL FULL
Talib, Aqib CB Hamstring FULL FULL
Thompson, Juwan RB Knee FULL FULL
Latimer, Cody WR Concussion - - - LIMITED
Knighton, Terrance DT Elbow - - - LIMITED

Buffalo Bills

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thur. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Glenn, Cordy T Illness DNP DNP
Gragg, Chris TE Knee DNP DNP
Williams, Kyle DT Illness DNP DNP
Wynn, Jarius DE Knee DNP DNP
Carpenter, Dan K Right Groin LIMITED LIMITED
Dareus, Marcell DT Hip LIMITED LIMITED
Hogan, Chris WR Hamstring LIMITED LIMITED
Rambo, Bacarri S Hamstring LIMITED LIMITED
Watkins, Sammy WR Hip LIMITED LIMITED
Woods, Robert WR Ankle LIMITED LIMITED
Williams, Mike WR Calf - - - 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