Report: Broncos' Jerry Jeudy Has 'Mild' Ankle Injury; Status for Raiders Game TBD

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IV

Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) during an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, in Seattle, WA. The Seahawks defeated the Bears 17-16. (AP Photo/Ben VanHouten)
AP Photo/Ben VanHouten

Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy reportedly was diagnosed with a "mild" ankle injury after undergoing an MRI. His status for a Week 11 matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders has yet to be determined.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported the news Monday, a day after Jeudy was ruled out after he injured his ankle in the first quarter against the Tennessee Titans and was carted back to the locker room.

Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

From NFL Now: Following his MRI, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Broncos?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Broncos</a> get good news on WR Jerry Jeudy. It's a mild ankle injury, sources say. His status for this week has not yet been determined, but they received promising results. <a href="https://t.co/WHw82qOF1W">pic.twitter.com/WHw82qOF1W</a>

This wasn't the first time Jeudy has been sidelined this year. The 2020 first-round pick was ruled day-to-day with a chest/sternum injury following Denver's 16-9 victory over the Houston Texans in Week 2. Head coach Nathaniel Hackett told reporters immediately after the game he had undergone X-rays on his ribs, and he ultimately didn't miss any time.

The Broncos made one of the NFL's biggest trades this offseason when they acquired Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks. They subsequently gave Wilson a five-year, $242.6 million extension.

That level of aggression toward upgrading at quarterback wasn't matched at the receiver position. The wideout room largely remains unchanged from a year ago.

Denver was clearly banking on Jeudy taking a step forward following an underwhelming 2021 season. He caught 38 passes for 467 yards in 2021 and missed seven games, largely because of a high ankle sprain.

Jeudy's importance only increased after the Broncos lost Tim Patrick for the year because of a torn ACL. Losing him for any stretch would force Wilson to be even more reliant on Courtland Sutton.