clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Broncos vs. Colts injury report: Chris Harris Jr. probable for Sunday's opener

Denver Broncos injury report: Broncos look to be at full strength. Indianapolis Colts have questions at center.

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

On paper, the Denver Broncos will be at nearly full strength when they face the Indianapolis Colts for Sunday's season opener. Only linebacker Danny Trevathan is expected to miss the game among the starters on the team.

However, all eyes remain on cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who tore his ACL during the 2013 AFC Championship Game and has worked rigorously to return to the field for opening night. Week 1 has always been his target; he's on the verge of hitting it, being listed as "Probable" on the team's first 2014 injury report.

"Like you'd expect from Chris, he attacks it," head coach John Fox said. "It's a long road back from ACL surgery. A lot of pain. A lot of hard work. It didn't shock me at all that he's worked as hard as anybody I've ever seen.  I think our trainers, who have watched about 35 years of (physical therapy), would attest. We're really excited for him, because of all the hard work he's put in, and I believe he's ready."

So will Harris start outside? Will he start at nickel?

"We'll keep everybody guessing on that," Fox said.

"I love it out there," Harris said. "It's a lot easier for me because I have the sideline to help me. But I'll be inside every once in a while, we'll figure it out."

Denver Broncos

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thur. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Garland, Ben G Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Jackson, Malik DE Non-Injury Related -- DNP FULL Probable
Trevathan, Danny LB Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Burse, Isaiah WR Illness LIMITED FULL FULL Probable
Vasquez, Louis G Back LIMITED FULL FULL Probable
Harris Jr., Chris CB Knee FULL FULL FULL Probable
Knighton, Terrance DT Knee FULL FULL FULL Probable
Sanders, Emmanuel WR Thigh FULL FULL FULL Probable
Webster, Kayvon CB Ankle FULL FULL FULL Probable

Indianapolis Colts

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thur. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Landry, Laron S Rest -- DNP FULL Probable
Reitz, Joe T Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Wayne, Reggie WR Rest DNP FULL FULL Probable
Walden, Erik LB Abdomen -- DNP LIMITED Questionable
Brown, Sergio S Shoulder LIMITED LIMITED DNP Out*
Holmes, Khaled C Ankle LIMITED LIMITED DNP Questionable
Harrison, Jonotthan C Hand FULL FULL FULL Probable
Cherilus, Gosder T Rest -- -- LIMITED Probable

*Note: Sergio Brown was downgraded from questionable to out Saturday.

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