The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton was not at practice on Thursday due to his injured left ankle. They also report this bit of troubling news: Orton has torn ligaments in the ankle.
Orton has not worked on the ankle since hurting it last Sunday, but he says he has made progress on it and considers himself “day-to-day”. Orton elaborated that this ankle injury is different from the one that sidelined him for a game last year, because that injury was on his right ankle, which is his plant foot.
Head coach Josh McDaniels did not offer much insight into whether Orton would play, merely saying that backup Chris Simms will take the practice reps.