NFL Injury Report: Broncos lose Joe Mays late on Sunday

The Denver Broncos entered their Sunday night contest against the New Orleans Saints with a mostly clean bill of health, Tracy Porter being the big exception. They ended the evening with essentially that same bill of health, minus the loss of Joe Mays, as the Broncos avoided any major injuries to their team during their 34-14 win over New Orleans.

A minor injury concern came in the second quarter, when Peyton Manning smacked the thumb on his throwing hand against a Saints player's helmet. It didn't seem to hurt his performance too much going down the stretch, as Manning still managed to put together a solid performance with over 300 yards and three touchdowns.

They did lose a player, though perhaps not as major a player as Manning, late in the game. Linebacker Joe Mays was knocked out during a special teams play and broke his leg, an injury which will end his season.

Porter, the biggest name on the injury report prior to the game, ended up missing the game due to an illness. Listed as questionable prior to the game, he'll likely be ready to play again when the Broncos take on the Cincinnati Bengals next weekend.

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