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Injured Broncos include Welker, Bailey

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The Denver Broncos came out of Saturday night's 40-10 preseason loss in Seattle with what could be several fairly significant injuries.

The most prominent was defensive end Derek Wolfe's scary cervical spine injury. Wolfe was carted off the field and taken to a hospital during the game, but tests were negative. He had movement in his extremities and returned to Denver with the team.

Cornerback Champ Bailey, wide receiver Wes Welker and guard Louis Vasquez also went down with injuries.

An MRI showed Bailey sustained no ligament damage to his left foot, according to USA Today. He has a sprained left foot, and it's unclear when he will return.

Welker has a "mild" right ankle sprain, according to That suggests he will be back for the regular-season opener.

Welker sprained his right ankle on a touchdown pass from Payton Manning, Denver coach John Fox said.

Vasquez left the game in the second quarter with a left knee injury. reported Sunday that Vanquez tweaked the knee and should be fine, which is welcome news for a team already dealing with injury issues on the offensive line.

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