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Broncos receiver Jeudy to miss 4-6 weeks with ankle injury

Denver Broncos receiver Jerry Jeudy will be sidelined for a while after suffering a high ankle sprain in a 27-13 win at the New York Giants.

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Broncos receiver Jeudy expected to miss 4-6 weeks with ankle injury

Denver Broncos receiver Jerry Jeudy is expected to miss at least a month after suffering a high ankle sprain on Sunday. 

Broncos head coach Vic Fangio declined to put a timetable on Jeudy's potential return, saying only that the second-year wideout is "going to miss some time". 

Multiple outlets cited sources saying Jeudy is projected to be out four to six weeks as he recovers from the injury. 

"He's definitely got a high ankle sprain," Fangio told reporters Monday. "Everything else checked out good." 

Jeudy was injured on the Broncos' first drive after half-time in their 27-13 win at the New York Giants. 

As Giants cornerback James Bradberry hauled Jeudy to the ground following a 20-yard reception, the receiver's lower right leg was caught awkwardly under the defender as they fell to the turf. 

Jeudy eventually had to be carted to the locker room but X-rays were negative. An MRI taken on Monday confirmed the high ankle sprain the Broncos had initially announced on Sunday

Before leaving, Jeudy had six receptions for 72 yards. Denver quarterback Teddy Bridgewater told reporters following the game that Jeudy would be missed

Bridgewater: "He means a lot to this offense, a lot to this team"

"He means a lot to this offense," Bridgewater said. "You watch him; he's creating separation in the pass game, he's making tough catches across the middle, he's getting open for us on third downs — different things.

"So, he's a guy who means a lot to this offense, a lot to this team. And we're going to continue to pray for him and can't wait to get him back."

Jeudy had 52 receptions for 856 yards and three touchdowns last season as a rookie. The Broncos selected him with the 15th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.