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Broncos Injury Report: DeMarcus Ware ruled out for Monday

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --Outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware did not practice Saturday, and was the only Bronco ruled out for Monday night's game against the Houston Texans.

Ware has been sidelined since the second half of the Sept. 18 win over Indianapolis because of a fractured forearm. He has not practiced since then.

Head Coach Gary Kubiak said earlier this week that he hoped to get Ware on the field at some point this weekend. Ware did work out inside the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse on Saturday morning, but that was the extent of his work Saturday.


"The routine was to do the CT scan this week [and] check the healing. Everything looked great," Head Coach Gary Kubiak said. "Our expectations are that he's back with our football team next week."

That doesn't necessarily mean he will be ready to play against San Diego on Oct. 30, as the Broncos could work him back in gradually, but he is expected to practice.

Left tackle Russell Okung and wide receiver Cody Latimer both practiced Saturday and are questionable for the game. Both were scheduled to go through a final examination as a part of the league-mandated post-concussion protocol. If cleared, both are expected to play Monday.

Seven other players are listed on the injury report, but all had full practice workloads the last two days and are expected to play: Safeties T.J. Ward (ankle), Shiloh Keo (knee) and Justin Simmons (hand), WR Emmanuel Sanders (hip), QB Trevor Siemian (left shoulder), CB Kayvon Webster (hamstring) and DE Billy Winn (lower back).

In Houston, the Texans ruled four players out for Monday: Safety Quintin Demps (calf), CB Kevin Johnson (foot), LB Brian Peters (quadriceps) and RB Jonathan Grimes (ankle). None practiced all week. WR Will Fuller had his first full practice of the week Saturday and is expected to play Monday.

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