Broncos' star receiver Emmanuel Sanders revealed Monday that his left ankle injury is a high ankle sprain.
Sanders sat out Sunday's 17-15 win over the Bears in an effort to get 100 percent healthy. He said he could have played, but people around him convinced him he would be a detriment to himself and the team if he went out there in his current state.
"It's kind of like when you have a flat tire," Sanders said. "I'm a speed guy, right? So it's ideal for me to have all of my speed."
Sanders originally suffered the injury on the first play of the Broncos' 27-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He got his ankle taped and re-taped to help him finish the game and even scored a 64-yard touchdown.
Once his ankle begun to swell, Sanders missed the entire week of practice before convincing coaches and trainers to allow him to play against Kansas City.
Sanders said he is hopeful he will play Sunday against New England, but how he practices during practice will have a big impact on how he moves forward. Sanders said today was the first day he didn't get out of bed with a limp.