Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Denver Broncos remain in good health
By Jeff Legwold
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Defensive end Derek Wolfe continues to be the only player on the Broncos’ 53-man roster to be held out of practice, and even with several players receiving treatment, the Broncos remain a healthy group overall as they work toward Sunday’s divisional-round playoff game against the San Diego Chargers.
Wolfe has practiced just twice since Nov. 29 when he suffered “seizure-like symptoms’’ on the team’s bus ride to the airport for a trip to Kansas City. He took part in the Broncos’ Christmas Day practice, missed the next day with the flu and then practiced on a limited basis Dec. 27.
He has not practiced since.
The Broncos issued their first injury report of the week Wednesday and the only slight surprise was cornerback Champ Bailey's appearance with a shoulder injury. Bailey was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice and expected to play Sunday against the Chargers, but he has been getting treatment this week for a left shoulder injury.
Safety Duke Ihenacho and center Steve Vallos, who suffered concussions in the final weeks of the regular season, were cleared to fully take part in Wednesday’s practice and both should be available for Sunday’s game.
Defensive end Shaun Phillips, who was sent home Monday because he had arrived to work feeling ill and with a fever, practiced fully on Wednesday as well.