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Injury Report: Starters Mike Purcell, Noah Fant miss Broncos' Tuesday practice


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — As the Broncos turned their attention toward the Los Angeles Rams, starting tight end Noah Fant and nose tackle Mike Purcell did not practice Tuesday.

Head Coach Vic Fangio said Fant had a "leg issue," while Purcell was dealing with an ankle injury that he suffered before Saturday's game against the Seahawks. Fangio did not suggest that either injury was overly serious.

"He tweaked his ankle in pregame warmups the other night," Fangio said of Purcell on Tuesday. "Went in and played a handful of plays. Still a little sore, so we kept him out."

Wide receiver KJ Hamler also missed practice with a non-COVID-related illness.

Cornerback Michael Ojemudia (leg), running back Mike Boone (quad) and safety Trey Marshall (ankle) also did not practice. Fangio said Ojemudia's injury, which he suffered against the Seahawks, is likely to linger into the regular season.

Outside linebacker Andre Mintze (concussion protocol) and wide receiver Tim Patrick (groin) both returned to practice after not playing against the Seahawks.

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