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Broncos vs. Chargers Injury report: DeMarcus Ware ruled out

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Here is your Friday injury report for the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers.

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Head Coach Gary Kubiak announced that linebacker DeMarcus Ware(Back), safety T.J. Ward(Ankle), Nose tackle Sylvester Williams(Ankle), and Quarterback Peyton Manning(Foot) are all out for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers.

Kubiak also said that Manning, Ward, and Williams would not be traveling with the team to San Diego. All three players will be focusing on their rehab this week in hopes of practicing next weekend.

"We’re going to leave three guys back. We’re going to leave T.J., ‘Sly’ and Peyton back and leave a couple of our trainers back with them to work them through the weekend.

The team is being cautious with Ware. Kubiak said that Ware is "close to playing", but they decided to give him some more time to rest his injuries.

"Yeah, he was really close. He practiced well yesterday, even better today. I think he’s very confident. I think we kind of made up our mind yesterday that we’re going to stay the course. It’s not time yet."

He is expected to have a pre-game warm up in San Diego and that he is looking good for next weekend's game against the Oakland Raiders. Again look for linebackers Shaquil Barrett and Shane Ray to replace Ware in the lineup.

Wide receiver Bennie Fowler has been dealing with an ankle injury that kept out of practice Wednesday and Thursday, but he returned to practice on Friday. He is listed as questionable, but I would expect to see him out there on Sunday.

Also questionable is veteran guard Louis Vasquez. I would also expect to see hm out there Sunday, but will share time with rookie Max Garcia at right guard.

After being a game-time decision last week, veteran left guard Evan Mathis listed as probable for this weekend's game.

As for the Chargers, they will be without starting guard D.J. Fluker, and starting tackle King Dunlap for Sunday's game. Good luck Phillip Rivers. Starting defensive end Corey Liuget is listed as questionable as well.

Denver Broncos

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

San Diego Chargers

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

Jerry Attaochu

OLB Chest Not Listed Not Listed FULL QUESTIONABLE
Sean Lissemore NT Shoulder Not Listed Not Listed DNP QUESTIONABLE