Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy leaves field on cart with reported high ankle sprain

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Jerry Jeudy was tagged for a second-year jump after a solid rookie season with the Denver Broncos.

It appears his breakout will have to wait. For a little bit, at least. 

The Broncos receiver went down after a deep catch against the New York Giants on Sunday. His right ankle twisted badly on a tackle, and he remained prone on the field after the hit.

Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) is carted off the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) is carted off the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

After a few moments, Jeudy left the field on a cart with his head in his hands. Early reports indicate that it's serious, but not as devastating as it appeared. According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Jeudy has a high ankle sprain. X-Rays came back negative.

High ankle sprains are no small injury for NFL receivers. They can sideline players for weeks at a time. But it's certainly better news than suffering a break if Pelissero's report holds true. 

Jeudy was expected to be an integral part of Denver's offense this season after tallying 52 catches for 856 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie. He was off to a good start on Sunday with six catches from Teddy Bridgewater for 72 yards in less than three quarters. 

The Broncos beat the Giants, 27-13.

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