Denver Broncos veteran defensive back Champ Bailey has been dealing with a mid-foot sprain halfway through August that has kept him out of action, but with the start of the 2013-14 NFL regular season just around the corner the team is working to see whether or not they will get their star cornerback in the line up to face the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
As it currently stands, Bailey is expected to be a game-time decision for Thursday night’s game.
“It’s my feet, so I have to make sure I’m making a smart decision,” Bailey said, via USA Today.
Bailey does say that he still has sharp pains in his foot, so it will be a matter of whether he can fight through the pain to determine if he can get on the field.
If Bailey is unable to take the starting line up on Thursday night opposite Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Chris Harris would get the start at left corner with Tony Carter getting work as the nickel back.
Ideally, Bailey will be in the line up, but it is more important to ensure that he will be available for the final stretch of the season when the team is hopefully making a Super Bowl push.