Broncos running back Montee Ball said that he expected doctors to clear him for practice on Monday, and that apparently happened.
Although there has been no official word from the Broncos about Ball’s recovery from an appendectomy, reporters in Denver are passing along word that Ball is on the practice field for the Broncos today.
The Broncos have a non-contact practice today, so Ball is just doing drills, but the fact that he’s on the practice field suggests that he’s making good progress in his recovery. Other players have typically missed about two weeks after having an appendectomy, and it appears that Ball is on the same schedule.
Ball said he wasn't against playing in the preseason but it would seem unlikely the team puts him out there this week or next week. Ball could get eased back into things once the regular season starts, but it looks like he has a good chance to be ready for Week 1.