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Rookie Broncos Wide Receiver Suffers Concerning Injury

Tyler Maher
Denver Broncos WR Brandon Johnson sustained a high-ankle sprain during a preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Denver Broncos WR Brandon Johnson sustained a high-ankle sprain during a preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Denver Broncos received some bad news regarding rookie wide receiver Brandon Johnson, who suffered a high-ankle sprain during the team's final preseason game on Saturday against the Minnesota Vikings.

Johnson exited the game in the first quarter and did not return. While the Broncos haven't released an injury timeline yet, Johnson will likely be unavailable to start the season and could miss up to two months, depending on the severity of the injury.

This is unfortunate timing for Johnson, an undrafted free agent who had impressed his coaches during training camp and was setting himself up to play a role in Denver's new-look offense with Russell Wilson.

Now, the 24-year-old will likely have to wait a while before starting his NFL career. And with the 53-man roster cuts coming soon, this might even spell the end of his Broncos career.

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