Chris Harris Jr. says he’s looking at a four-week recovery period, after breaking a bone in his lower leg during the first half of the Broncos 24-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
“Chris is one of our leaders. He’s one of our better players, and when you lose those types of people, obviously you don’t gain anything. You lose something,” said head coach Vance Joseph.
“As you know, we’ve lost three players already this season who were leaders on our interior offensive line, and we haven’t flinched. We won’t flinch now,” Joseph added.
Harris was carted off of the field in the 1st quarter, shortly after linebacker Josey Jewell left the game with a sprained ankle.
Derek Wolfe had to leave the game in the 2nd quarter, after sustaining a rib injury.
Harris says he’s doesn’t expect his injury will require surgery, and would like to return in a month.
“Everybody in Broncos Country knows what Chris Harris means to our secondary and our team,” outside linebacker Von Miller told reporters after Sunday’s game.
“That was a huge one right there. I know it’s cliché to say, but next man up. We’ve got a lot of great rookies here. So we’re going to have to keep playing well to keep us on our way to where we’re going.”
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