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Report: Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has torn Achilles

Emmanuel Sanders went down in practice in a non-contact injury and Adam Schefter is reporting the Denver Broncos fear it is a torn Achilles.

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During practice on Wednesday, Denver Broncos star wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders went down with a non-contact injury clutching his ankle. Multiple sources are now confirming that Sanders has torn his Achilles and is done for the year.

Sanders, 31, was having a great season with 71 receptions for 868 yards and four touchdowns with four games still left on the year.

In his place, the Broncos will have to continue to rely on its rookie class with Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton filling the void left behind by Sanders. The injury blows are beginning to pile up for a team trying to fight its way into the playoffs.

For Sanders, this injury will be will a tough one to return from, but all of Broncos Country will be wishing him a quick and speedy recovery.