Report: Chris Harris to have MRI on knee

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At his postgame press conference Sunday, Broncos coach John Fox said he didn’t have an update on the health of cornerback Chris Harris, who suffered knee and ankle injuries in Denver’s divisional-round victory vs. San Diego.

Harris, who started at left cornerback vs. San Diego, was the Broncos’ “only and most significant injury” in victory, Fox said.

According to Lindsey Jones of USA Today, Harris is slated to have an MRI on his knee on Monday.

The 24-year-old Harris is one of the Broncos’ key players in the secondary. According to Pro Football Focus, Harris played a team-high 1,059 regular-season snaps for Denver, defending 13 passes and hauling in three interceptions in 16 games (15 starts).

Champ Bailey and Quentin Jammer are listed as the next two options at left cornerback on the Broncos’ depth chart. The Broncos also have Kayvon Webster and Tony Carter in reserve at cornerback. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is the starter at right cornerback.

11 responses to “Report: Chris Harris to have MRI on knee

  1. Major concern for Denver. Jammer got roasted like a marshmellow as soon as they put him on the field, dude doesn’t have anything left. The Broncos need to play Webster or Carter, just to have someone out there who can actually run.

  2. With DRC, Bailey and Harris the Broncos are okay at corner however as we all saw today when one goes out depth is a serious issue and there’s a big drop off. Hopefully Harris is good to go next week, otherwise it could be a long day.

  3. ACL tears and concussions. It’s tough for a NFL player to get through a season without one or the other.

  4. Harris would be a major loss for the Broncos. Jammer and a less than 100% Bailey would be a significant downgrade. On the Patriots side, both Talib and Dennard looked like they were both back in their early season form before being injured. If those two are truly back in form, the Patriots stand a good chance of beating Denver.

  5. And Rivers lit up Jammer like he wasn’t even on the field to make the game close at the end. They need to hope it’s nothing serious and that he can return against the Patriots.

  6. Can’t somebody call Ray Lewis and ask to borrow his deer antler spray? If Harris can’t go and Jammer has to play corner . . . man, I don’t even want to think about it.

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