Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy’s timeline to return from high ankle sprain, revealed
Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy said earlier Monday that he would “be back soon” from a high ankle sprain. While Jeudy will indeed miss some time after his scary-looking ankle injury, it’s officially not a season-ending problem.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Jeudy will miss 4-6 weeks with the injury. That’s obviously still a decent chunk of the season, but it looked like it could have been a lot worse when it initially happened. The young Denver Broncos wide receiver got his leg pinned when he was tackled on a 20-yard reception in a 27-13 Week 1 victory over the New York Giants. He had to be carted to the locker room.
Jeudy came into this Broncos season with high expectations. After going 15th overall to Denver in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Alabama product caught 52 passes for 856 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie. The 22-year-old had six catches for 72 yards against the Giants before leaving the game.
With Jerry Jeudy out for at least a month, the Broncos will rely more on fellow wide receivers Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick and KJ Hamler. Noah Fant is also a solid target at tight end. Teddy Bridgewater looked good in his Denver debut, and he’ll have to make do without one of his top weapons for a while.