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Ray Polk Injury: Colorado Safety Could Miss 'A While' With Ankle Injury, Says Jon Embree

Colorado senior safety Ray Polk injured his ankle during Saturday's game against Colorado State.

July 24, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA;    Colorado Buffalos free safety Ray Polk talks to reporters during PAC-12 Media Day at Universal Studios Hollywood. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
July 24, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Colorado Buffalos free safety Ray Polk talks to reporters during PAC-12 Media Day at Universal Studios Hollywood. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

Colorado Buffaloes free safety Ray Polk left Saturday's loss to Colorado State with an apparent ankle injury. Coaches expected more information on the extent of the injury by Monday, but Buffs head coach Jon Embree did not sound encouraging when talking to reporters after the game:

"I think it's going to be a while regardless with him," Embree said.

Junior safety Parker Orms replaced Polk following his injury. Polk, a fifth-year senior, played much of last season with a broken sternum, leading the team in solo tackles despite that injury. He has also undergone surgery on his wrist and shoulder while playing for the Buffs, and missed some time last season with concussion-related symptoms.

Colorado lost Saturday afternoon's game to rival Colorado State, 22-17. The Buffaloes next play Sept. 8, when they welcome Sacramento State to Folsom Field.

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