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Julius Thomas Injury: Broncos Rookie TE High Ankle Sprain Could Keep Him Out For Several Week

The Denver Broncos are not only weak at wide receiver with injuries to Brandon Lloyd and Eddie Royal: they are also growing lean at tight end. Before Royal went down with a groin injury, rookie tight end Julius Thomas injured his ankle on the Broncos' opening drive of the game.

Andrew Mason of MaxDenver.com reports that Thomas' injury is a high ankle sprain. It is a serious injury that could keep the rookie out of the lineup for a few weeks. He was pressing starter Daniel Fells for snaps, but now Fells should be in line to be the main pass-catcher at tight end.

The Broncos' other tight end on the roster is seventh-round rookie Virgil Green. Green beat out Dan Gronkowski, Richard Quinn and Dante Rosario in training camp for a spot on the roster. Now is as good of a time as any to make that rookie mark for Green.

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