June 11, 2013; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive back Champ Bailey (24) during mini camp drills at the Broncos training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Denver Broncos Champ Bailey has serious left foot sprain

Earlier today the Denver Broncos announced that Champ Bailey did not suffer a tear in his foot during Saturday night’s preseason tilt. That was the good news.

It wasn’t the only news though.

According to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Broncos cornerback, while avoiding a ligament tear did suffer what is being called a ‘serious’ left foot sprain and will be out for the foreseeable future.

Per Rapoport:

On #Broncos CB Champ Bailey: I’m told it’s a serious foot sprain. Could take several weeks to heal. Several weeks better than several months

The degree of Bailey’s foot sprain will be the ruling on how long the talented defensive back will be out. It’s obviously greater than just a low level sprain, so it’s going to be at least a few weeks before Bailey can return to action – though – there’s some mild concern it could be of the Lisfranc variety, which would be a far greater injury.

Either way, Bailey has no timetable for his return right now and will continue to undergo further testing.

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