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Denver Broncos dodge serious injuries after 5 starters go down

The Denver Broncos had a rough night on Saturday after a loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The Broncos would lose 40-10 in a very underwhelming, sloppy performance. The Broncos would provide plenty of turnovers and big plays given up for touchdowns. To add insult to injury, the Broncos would have CB Champ Bailey, LB Stewart Bradley, G Louis Vasquez, WR Wes Welker and DT/DE Derek Wolfe all go down with injuries.

After enduring a horrific Saturday, the Broncos would receive some much needed good news for the most part on Sunday. None of the injuries are expected to be too serious other than maybe Champ Bailey.

Bailey would go down with a left foot sprain early in the game. He was seen walking in a boot and crutches leaving the stadium. Bailey would had an MRI done today and x-rays came back negative. There is no time table set for Bailey's return, but it is being reported that the multiple pro-bowler could miss "several weeks". Champ will ultimately be out all of preseason and perhaps a few games into the regular season, but that would be the worst of it.

The scariest moment of the night was when Derek Wolfe would go down with a neck injury after colliding with a Seahawk FB Michael Richardson helmet to helmet. Wolfe would immediately be rushed to the hospital for CT and MRI scans. Both scans came back negative and Wolfe is expected to make quick recovery. The Broncos most likely will take precautions and sit the Cincinnati Bearcat the rest of the preseason, but he should be ready to go September 5th when the Broncos open up the season against Baltimore Ravens.

Newly acquired free agent signings Stewart Bradley (wrist), Louis Vasquez (knee) and Wes Welker (ankle) all left the game Saturday night and would not return.  Like Wolfe, the Broncos may hold out all three the rest of preseason in order to get ready for season opener. However, all of their injuries are expected to be very minor.