Broncos’ Champ Bailey Thinks Foot Won’t Be 100% Again This Season


Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey (24) before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)

It seems like the hot topics lately around Broncos Country are the cold weather and injuries, so we’ll briefly touch on both.

The Broncos were out testing their new practice field heating system Thursday morning despite the frigid temperatures. John Fox thought the team looked focused. Then again, maybe their eyes were frozen in place.

The team plans to practice outside again Friday where the predicted high is 16 degrees.

As for injuries (and illnesses), Fox said that doctors are still running tests on defensive end Derek Wolfe.

“They’ve still got a couple of things left to look,” Fox said. “Hopefully, get him schooled up as far as not letting him get in that position again.”

Fox said that doctors have been able to eliminate some major things going on with Wolfe, but he does not know if or when Wolfe will be back on the field.

Along with Wolfe, Trindon Holliday did not participate due to a shoulder injury he sustained against the Chiefs. Demaryius Thomas was limited, but everyone else was a full participant in Thursday’s practice.

That includes Champ Bailey, who also spoke with the media following the session. The main takeaway from Bailey was that he doesn’t feel like he’ll get back to 100% this season.

“Yeah, I guarantee that won’t happen,” Bailey said. “I know I won’t be. That is something I’ll have to live with. I can’t remember a year that I’ve been 100 percent healthy. It is just another thing to deal with.”

Bailey doesn’t believe that he’ll need to have off season foot surgery to correct the lingering injury.

Bailey was back in action last week against the Chiefs, and had four tackles.

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