The Broncos will be without one of their top receiving threats for their game vs. the Titans on Sunday following a non-contact injury to Jerry Jeudy.
Jeudy appeared to injure his ankle on the team’s first offensive play of the game. Video shows the receiver cutting for his route before falling to the turf and clutching his ankle in pain.
Not a great start for wide receiver Jerry Jeudy.
First deep shot by the Broncos and Jeudy goes down with what appears to be an ankle injury. He’s QUESTIONABLE to return. pic.twitter.com/7py35T4uMO
— The Fantasy’s Phinest Podcast (@FantasysPhinest) November 13, 2022
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Denver designated Jeudy as questionable to return, but later ruled him out.
Injury update: WR Jerry Jeudy (ankle) has been downgraded to OUT. https://t.co/7ma1YP0YHI
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) November 13, 2022
Prior to being ruled out, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport added context to the scope of the injury.
#Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy is being evaluated for an injury to the back of his ankle, source said, not an Achilles injury. He remains questionable.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 13, 2022
Entering Sunday’s game vs. Tennessee, Jeudy ranked second on the team in both receptions (30) and yards (449) while leading the team with three touchdown receptions.
He is coming off a season in which he missed six games early in the season with a high-ankle sprain, one that placed him on Injured Reserve. He also has an injury history prior to his NFL career; he suffered a meniscus tear that caused him to miss spring practice at Alabama, though he was able to return in time for fall camp ahead of his sophomore season.
Jeudy was reportedly included in trade talks between the Broncos and various suitors, most notably the Cowboys. The former first-round selection out of Alabama has yet to eclipse 1,000 yards or more than three touchdowns in a season.
This story will be updated.