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Broncos guard Chris Kuper has severe ankle sprain

Broncos starting guard Chris Kuper is injured again.

Kuper, who suffered a dislocated ankle in January and a broken forearm in August, suffered what is being termed a severe ankle sprain on Sunday in Cincinnati, the Denver Post reports.

There’s no word yet on how much time Kuper will miss, although an X-ray revealed that he doesn’t have any broken bones, and the indications are that the Broncos do expect him back before the season ends.

Manny Ramirez, who started at Kuper’s guard spot for the first month of the season while Kuper was recovering, will return to the starting lineup for as long as Kuper is out.