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Safeties Darian Stewart and T.J. Ward expected to play in the Super Bowl

Good news on the Broncos two starting safeties.

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According to Denver Broncos Head Coach Gary Kubiak, starting safeties Darian Stewart and T.J. Ward both are doing "pretty good" right now and have a chance to play in the Super Bowl in two weeks.

Kubiak did say that both players have a chance to play in two weeks despite these injuries, but the players sound much more confident.

Darian Stewart suffered a minor MCL injury during the AFC Championship game on Sunday. He stayed down on the field a bit before walking off on his own power. Stewart did not return to the game, but he expects to be out there in two weeks for the Broncos. Altitude Sports Networks Vic Lombardi asked Stewart if he would miss the Super Bowl because of this injury and he responded with an emphatic "Oh, hell no".

T.J. Ward also suffered an injury during Sunday's game. He suffered a minor ankle injury late in the game and also did not return to the game, but remained on the sideline.

After the game Head Coach Gary Kubiak was asked about Ward and he said he believes he was in a better position than Stewart right now.

"I think the only thing I would say is that maybe T.J. is feeling a little bit better than Stew right now. I don’t know what that should mean, but I think we’ll see. We’ve got two weeks, so we’ll see."

Like Darian Stewart, T.J. Ward is also confident that he will be out there in two weeks. He told reporters after the game that he guarantees to be out there.

"Yeah, I’m going to be ready. I guarantee that."

The Broncos players have Tuesday and Wednesday off this week, and practice Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I expect the Broncos coaches to see how they feel on Thursday before determining how much they practice this week. I wouldn't be surprised to see these two players get the entire week off and let them focus on rehab.

The status of Darian Stewart and T.J. Ward will be something to keep an eye on in the coming days. Neither injury sounds serious and I would be shocked to see either player miss the biggest game of their life.