Broncos’ Bailey (foot) unlikely vs. Redskins

Updated: October 21, 2013, 6:16 PM ET


By
Jeff Legwold | ESPN.com


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey is not expected to be available for Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins after he reinjured his left foot late in the first half in Denver’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Bailey left Sunday’s game with 4 minutes, 36 seconds remaining in the first half after planting awkwardly on his left foot. The Broncos returned to Denver in the early-morning hours Monday and Bailey was sent for several exams, including an MRI, later Monday morning.

The Broncos are hopeful the bye week that follows the Redskins game will get Bailey closer to returning to the lineup. He has played just under six quarters worth of football for the team in seven games.

“He had a barrage of testing, and it looks like he’s going to be in week-to-week type of mode,” Broncos coach John Fox said Monday afternoon. “… Obviously, the bye is after the Washington game, so right now I would say the best way to describe it is week-to-week.”

When Fox describes a player as week-to-week, he usually misses significant time.

Bailey suffered the injury doing what he has done better than most at his position through the years — defending the run. Bailey tried to take on a block from Colts fullback Stanley Havili, who was the lead blocker for Trent Richardson on a first-and-10 play from the Colts’ 43-yard line.

Bailey initially made contact with Havili and then tried to re-engage with Havili and appeared to step awkwardly on his left foot. He immediately limped away, and then took his helmet off and slammed it to the ground several times.

The Broncos used rookie Kayvon Webster, Chris Harris and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie as their top three cornerbacks after Bailey left the game. Webster had actually seen more snaps than Rodgers-Cromartie before Bailey’s injury.

That is the expected lineup against the Redskins.

  • Covered Broncos for nine years for Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News
  • Previously covered Steelers, Bills and Titans
  • Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame Board
    of Selectors since 1999

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