Elvis Dumervil Injury: Broncos DE Might Miss Lions Game With Ankle Injury

Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil has a bad ankle injury and might miss Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.

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Lions Vs. Broncos Injury Update: Only 2 Players Miss Practice For Denver

The Denver Broncos recently released their official injury report for Wednesday's practices, and it's a pleasantly short list. Not too long ago, the Broncos managed to have all 53 of their players participate in practice, but having even 51 guys participate is better than many teams can say. The official list can be found here.

On Wednesday, only two players- running back Willis McGahee and defensive end Elvis Dumervil- failed to participate in practice. Both of them shouldn't be surprises, though, as McGahee's recent hand surgery was widely reported and Dumervil's absence from today's practice was reported earlier this afternoon by Lindsay Jones of The Denver Post.

Tight end Julian Thomas is also listed in the report for his ankle injury, but he fully participated in Wednesday's practices with his teammates. Thomas is expected to play this weekend while it's uncertain what Dumervil's status is. The star defensive end's ankle was heavily taped today and he may not be able to recover in time.

For the latest on the Broncos, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog.


Denver Broncos Injury Update: Robert Ayers Practices, Elvis Dumervil Sits Outs

The Denver Broncos were forced inside of the practice bubble on Wednesday due to the first major snow of the year in Colorado. As expected, Elvis Dumervil was not practicing during the open media session of the day, reports Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post. Dumervil's fellow starting defensive end, Robert Ayers, is practicing despite banging up his knee during Sunday's victory over the Dolphins.

Dumervil, however, hurt his ankle, and was seen with it heavily taped. It would be a surprise if he plays on Sunday, and if he doesn't practice on Thursday it's probable that he will be declared out on Friday. Jason Hunter would take Dumervil's spot on the defensive line, as he did earlier in the season when a shoulder injury kept the 2009 sack leader out.

For more on this game, check out our Broncos blog Mile High Report and our Lions blog Pride of Detroit. For more news and notes around the league, visit SB Nation NFL.


Elvis Dumervil Has '50-50' Chance To Play Against Detroit Lions, According To Report

There won't be official word on Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil until Wednesday when the team practices, but things don't look good for the 2009 sacks leader. According to the Denver Post, Dumervil won't practice at all this week and will likely be listed as questionable (50-50 odds). He hurt his ankle in Sunday's victory over the Miami Dolphins.

When Dumervil missed games earlier in the season with a shoulder injury, Jason Hunter replaced him in the lineup and that same move will likely occur this week. For the season, Hunter has 15 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble.

Dumervil's impact this season has been non-existent this season due to injuries. And the six-year, $61.5 million contract he signed before the start of the 2010 season (which he missed completely) doesn't look so great right now. He makes $14 million this season and next before the money lowers in the successive years of the deal.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream and Mile High Report for the latest on Dumervil. Visit SB Nation NFL for more news and notes around the league.


Elvis Dumervil Injury: Broncos DE Hurts Ankle Against Dolphins

According to the Denver Post, Elvis Dumervil was seen badly limping following the 18-15 win over Miami. Dumervil has started the season slowly in his return from a torn pectoral muscle last year and a shoulder injury this year.

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