ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Outside linebacker Bradley Chubb's arthroscopic procedure on his left ankle was "a roaring success" and the 2020 Pro Bowler could be back before the bye week, Head Coach Vic Fangio said Wednesday.
The procedure went well in that "the best scenario that they all could hope for is what they found," according to Fangio.
Fangio said Chubb would be able to return in six to eight weeks. The Broncos travel to play the Cowboys in Week 9 in six weeks before hosting the Eagles in Week 10. Denver then has a Week 11 bye before hosting the Chargers in Week 12, which would be more than nine weeks after the surgery.
Before the surgery, Fangio did not think Chubb looked completely like himself.
"No, not totally," Fangio said. "Not totally. He wasn't limping and all that, but it was a bone spur that was moving at times. And when it moved, it hurt. And he never knew when it was going to come."
Fangio also announced that linebacker Josey Jewell would undergo surgery to repair his pectoral injury on Thursday.
On the Broncos' active roster, Fangio said nose tackle Mike Purcell (knee) would not practice Wednesday but expected him to be fine for Sunday's game.
WRs Courtland Sutton (hip) and Tim Patrick (hip), DE Shelby Harris (wrist), TE Noah Fant (ankle) and G Graham Glasgow (illness) were expected to be limited participants.
Fangio said Glasgow's irregular heartbeat, which kept him out of Denver's Week 2 game, will continue to be monitored.
"It's resolved, but it's something that we need to stay aware of and take extra precautions with him — little things," Fangio said. "He's fine, but we can't ignore what happened."
After practice, the team announced official practice report designations. Purcell was listed as DNP; Fant, Glasgow, Harris, Patrick and Sutton were limited; and OLB Malik Reed (ankle) was full.