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Eric Decker Injury Update: Receiver Suffered MCL Sprain, According To Report

Eric Decker was hit at the knees on a passing play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon, but the injury may not be as serious as it first appeared, according to a report from the Post's Mike Klis:

Decker likely suffered a sprain of his medial cruciate ligament (MCL) and not an ACL tear.

While Decker's short term availability may be in question, this is very good news in the long term if it is accurate. An ACL tear would have made for a far more significant rehab period.

Related: Eric Decker Injury Update: Denver WR Won't Return After Suffering Leg Injury

Decker had 44 receptions for 612 yards and eight touchdowns during the regular season. Despite his absence, Tim Tebow was able to throw for over 300 yards against the Steelers.

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