Broncos get good news: LT Garett Bolles has high ankle sprain, report says

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The Broncos initially feared their starting LT had suffered a broken leg, but instead he reportedly will be out only a couple of weeks.

Broncos get good news: LT Garett Bolles has high ankle sprain, report says

The Broncos initially feared their starting LT had suffered a broken leg, but instead he reportedly will be out only a couple of weeks.

Broncos first-round draft pick and starting left tackle Garett Bolles suffered a high left ankle sprain and bone bruise in Sunday's game against the Cowboys, an injury the team initially feared was a broken leg or Achilles injury.

An MRI exam Monday confirmed the injury, 9News reported, citing an unidentified source who said Bolles would miss a couple of weeks.

Bolles was in a walking boot and using a cane after Sunday's game. He had played every offensive snap in the first two games before suffering the injury in the third quarter against the Cowboys.

Taken with the 20th pick in the first round this spring, Bolles immediately stepped into the starting lineup and had helped solidify a particularly shaky part of the Broncos offense in 2016.

Coach Vance Joseph told reporters (via the Denver Post) that he is "not concerned' about a shuffled offensive line. Bolles was replaced by Donald Stephenson on Sunday and later by Allen Barbre.

The Broncos play at Buffalo on Sunday before a key AFC West game Oct. 1 vs. the Raiders in Denver.

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