Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker was one of two young wideouts injured in the Broncos stadium practice on Saturday.
The 6-foot-2, 215 pound rookie prospect out of the University of Minnesota left the evening session at Invesco Field limping.
Fans watched nervously in the stands as Decker had his left shoe removed by head trainer Steve Antonopolous, and had his foot/ankle region evaluated on the sidelines after a goal-line drill.
Those familiar with Decker’s injury history were likely more anxious knowing Decker is in the delicate stages of a comeback from a lisfranc injury to his left foot that prematurely ended his collegiate career last October.
In basic terms, a lisfranc injury is a sprain, fracture, or a dislocation of the midfoot region, or a combination occurence of all three for which there isn’t necessarily a guaranteed complete recovery.
After the Broncos Invesco practice, it was learned that the initial diagnosis on Eric Decker’s injury was a left foot sprain, and that Decker would have an MRI scheduled for as early as Sunday.
Additionally, pre-MRI results detected evidence of a previous high ankle sprain.
Prior to this latest injury, Decker was having a very good camp, especially when you consider training camp was his first official start of practice with his new pro team.
Before Demaryius Thomas had his recent training camp surge, several media members discussed how Decker shined early with plenty of sure-handed receptions.