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Brock Osweiler Injury: Updates on Broncos QB's Knee and Return

Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler warms up before an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
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Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIIJanuary 11, 2017

Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler is dealing with a knee sprain but will not miss any time.

Continue for updates.

Osweiler Active vs. Steelers

Sunday, Jan. 17

The Broncos announced Osweiler is available to play against Pittsburgh if needed.

Latest on Osweiler's Practice Status

Saturday, Jan. 16

Osweiler was limited in practice Friday after being held out the previous two days, per James Palmer of NFL Network.

Details of Osweiler's Injury Revealed 

Thursday, Jan. 7

According to Mike Klis of 9News, Osweiler suffered a "low-grade strain" to the MCL of his right knee. 

Osweiler Comments on Injury

Thursday, Jan. 7

Osweiler told reporters he will be "ready to play next Sunday and beyond if needed."

Kubiak Comments on Osweiler's Status  

Thursday, Jan. 7

Head coach Gary Kubiak told reporters that while Peyton Manning will start in Denver's divisional-round matchup, "[Osweiler] will be ready if needed."

Osweiler's Health Vital If Manning Struggles with Injury

Osweiler relieved an injured Manning in the regular season and helped position the Broncos for the No. 1 AFC playoff seed before being replaced in the second half of a Week 17 matchup with the San Diego Chargers, leading to Manning taking the reins for the postseason.

After limited action and no starts in his first three NFL seasons, Osweiler acquitted himself quite well in eight contests this year, registering an 86.4 passer rating with 10 touchdown passes and six interceptions. He even played through a separated non-throwing shoulder.

Given Manning is still not 100 percent, per Kubiak, Osweiler's presence is crucial in the event that the legendary signal-caller aggravates his injury.

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