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Colts vs. Broncos injury report: Broncos used bye week to get really friggin' healthy

The Broncos had one player limited in practice Wednesday due to injury. One.

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

It's a new year, according to the calendar. Judging by the Denver Broncos injury report, it looks like a new year too.

The Broncos had only one player limited in practice Wednesday in their preparations for the Indianapolis Colts, and no player (not on Injured Reserve) missed the practice session, indicating they're the healthiest they've been in months.

Three months, in fact.

Linebacker Brandon Marshall (who received a vote in the AP All Pro list and was an honorable mention in PFF's All Pro team) was the one Bronco to be limited, and he has recently said he plans to play against the Colts. It was less certain safety David Bruton would play, given his neck injury and concussion that required a precautionary trip to the Emergency Room (that almost sounds like an oxymoron), but even Bruton was a full participant Wednesday.

We'll be watching Marshall's status closely, but otherwise, this Broncos team looks like the healthiest we've seen in months. As one Twitter follower put it, if the Broncos win the Super Bowl, the bye week should be the real MVP.

Denver Broncos

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thur. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Marshall, Brandon LB Foot LIMITED
Bruton, David S Concussion/Neck FULL
Cornick, Paul T Toe FULL
Franklin, Orlando G Concussion FULL
Manning, Peyton QB Thigh FULL
Montgomery, Will C Knee FULL
Talib, Aqib CB Achilles FULL
Thomas, Demaryius WR Ankle/Finger FULL
Thomas, Julius TE Ankle FULL
Thompson, Juwan RB Hip/Knee FULL
Ward, T.J. S Neck FULL
Webster, Kayvon CB Shoulder FULL

Indianapolis Colts

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thur. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Jackson, D'Qwell LB Rest DNP
Muamba, Henoc LB Back DNP
Toler, Greg CB Knee DNP
Freeman, Jerrell LB Abdomen LIMITED
Harrison, Jonotthan C Concussion LIMITED
Jackson, Andrew LB Hamstring LIMITED
Walden, Erik LB Knee LIMITED
Shipley, A.Q. C Ankle FULL

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