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Julius Thomas injury: MRI results 'negative' on Broncos TE

The Denver Broncos got some good news on Monday as Julius Thomas wasn't as badly injured as previously thought.

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Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas left Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins with an ankle injury. The team received some good news Monday as head coach John Fox revealed that the result of an MRI were negative, which should put Thomas back soon.

Thomas left the third quarter of Sunday's game after twisting his ankle. The tight end was visibly frustrated with the injury as he slammed his helmet on the Broncos' bench before being attended to by team trainers. Peyton Manning and the Denver offense was able to still move the ball effectively without Thomas, defeating the Redskins 45-21.

It was unclear how serious the injury was initially, but Thomas revealed on his personal Twitter account that he did not suffer a high ankle sprain and said he will "be back soon." The third-year tight end has been vital to the Broncos this season, breaking out for 451 receiving yards and eight touchdowns after two years where he was limited by injuries.

Thomas will have time to recover as the Broncos enter their bye week. They return to action on Nov. 10 against the San Diego Chargers before hitting the toughest three-game stretch of the season including two divisional games against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs and a trip to Foxboro to face the New England Patriots.

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