Wednesday, July 31, 2013

O'Reilly: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Out 4-5 Weeks With Ankle Injury

On Wednesday, Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was carted off the field at Dove Valley with what an MRI later revealed to be a high ankle sprain.

"He has done it before, so I am not overly (concerned)," Broncos coach John Fox told USA Today after practice.  "We will just get him healthy and get him back out there."

According to Steven O'Reilly, a Florida-based golf professional who plays flag football with Rodgers-Cromartie in the offseason, DRC will be out approximately four-to-five weeks.

Tweeted O'Reilly on Wednesday afternoon:
High ankle sprains are hard to predict, but if DRC does end up being out for five weeks, that would put him on track to return on September 4, a day before the team's season opener against the Baltimore Ravens.

Right now, a realistic date to expect DRC's return by could be the team's Week 2 match on the road against the New York Giants.  In DRC's absence, Chris Harris Jr. is expected to play across from Champ Bailey.