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Broncos vs Chargers injury report: DeMarcus Ware returns to practice

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DeMarcus Ware is back, but T.J. Ward, Sylvester Williams and Louis Vasquez are all not participating in practice on Wednesday.

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The Denver Broncos apparently injured their entire team this week with eighteen players listed on the participation report today. However, when you dig into the report it doesn't look as bad. T.J. Ward and Sylvester Williams look like they will miss some significant time from their ankle injuries, but the good news is that DeMarcus Ware is back practicing with the team.

The other big loss right now is Louis Vasquez, who is battling a groin injury. The rise of Max Garcia last week does afford Vasquez the luxury of getting to 100% before returning to the lineup. Meanwhile, Peyton Manning went from cast to boot and despite rumors, is still working to come back before the playoffs.

On the other side, the San Diego Chargers appear to be healthy, but this report doesn't list all of the wide receiver talent they have sitting on injured reserve. Even at full strength, it was going to be a difficult task for Philip Rivers to attack this Broncos defense. The only thing helping them now is that the Broncos defense is down a few players this week.

Here is your Week 13 injury report.

Denver Broncos

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Bennie Fowler WR Ankle DNP
Cody Latimer WR NIR DNP
Peyton Manning QB Foot DNP
Corey Nelson ILB NIR DNP
Louis Vasquez G Groin DNP
T.J. Ward S Ankle DNP
Sylvester Williams NT Ankle DNP
Owen Daniels TE Knee LIMITED
Ronnie Hillman RB Tooth LIMITED
Evan Mathis G Ankle LIMITED
DeMarcus Ware OLB Back LIMITED
Virgil Green TE Finger FULL
Ryan Harris T Knee FULL
Brock Osweiler QB Quadricep FULL
Matt Paradis C Ankle/Finger FULL
Emmanuel Sanders WR Ankle/Finger FULL
Michael Schofield T Finger FULL
Vance Walker DE Shoulder FULL

San Diego Chargers

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
D.J. Fluker G Concussion DNP
King Dunlap T Ankle LIMITED
Chris Hairston T Abdomen LIMITED
Corey Liuget DT Foot LIMITED
Ladarius Green TE Ankle FULL
Philip Rivers QB Foot FULL