The Broncos don’t sound likely get starting receiver Eric Decker back for their Divisional Round game against the Patriots.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that Decker suffered a “serious” ACL injury. Coach John Fox said the injury was “significant.”
A short time later, Klis updated his report to say that further tests revealed it was more likely that Decker suffered an MCL sprain. He will undergo an MRI on Monday to get a final diagnosis. Either way, it seems unlikely Decker would be able to recover in one week.
Decker was Tim Tebow’s favorite receiver earlier in the season, but Demaryius Thomas has taken over lately as the team’s biggest playmaker out wide. Eddie Royal will continue to have a big role, with Matt Willis likely to get more snaps.