Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Suffers High Ankle Sprain, Leaves Practice On Cart

Broncos' DB Dominique Rodgers CromartieDenver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie suffered a high ankle sprain in training camp on Wednesday and had to be carted off the field. The severity of the sprain has not yet been disclosed, but what is know is that Rodgers-Cromartie will not be back at practice for at least this week.

This is the latest in a string of injuries and off-the-field distractions for Denver. The injury to Dan Koppen was a blow, as the offensive lineman tore his ACL and will be out for the entire 2013 season. Couple that with the pending suspension to star linebacker Von Miller, and this is exactly the offseason that the Broncos had envisioned.

The good news for Denver is that they have a strong secondary even without Rodgers-Cromartie. With Champ Bailey and Chris Harris also in the backfield on defense, things are looking good. And Rodgers-Cromartie will be back, the only question is when. Head coach John Fox said that he wasn’t too concerned, and that he expects his start cornerback to be back with the team relatively soon.

The Broncos have high expectations this season, and Rodgers-Cromartie players a significant role in that. Denver will need him healthy and ready go up against opposing wide receivers at full strength by the time Week 1 rolls around.

The Broncos open up their schedule on Thursday, September 5th against the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.

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