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Updated: December 15, 2003, 9:37 AM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | ESPN Insider
Portis
Portis
Denver Broncos: RB Clinton Portis was carried off the field Sunday with injuries to his ankle and knee. X-rays taken after the game were negative, but he will undergo an MRI today to find out the severity of the injury. If the Broncos are lucky it will only be a sprain, but if it's anything worse it could be the end of their season. TE Shannon Sharpe was obviously annoyed that the injury occurred in overtime after the Broncos were in chip-shot field goal territory, and got in the ear of coach Mike Shanahan on the sidelines. But after the games, he was less animated, but still disillusioned at the decision. "You don't know the extent of it and probably won't until Wednesday or Thursday," Sharpe told the Denver Post, "but we've got one of the most reliable (kickers) in the NFL. He did a great job of getting us into the overtime. I would have liked to have seen him come on a little earlier. But that's why Mike makes 10 times what I make." Even owner Pat Bowlen wanted the ball kicked before Portis went down. Standing on the sideline Sunday, Bowlen looked towards Shanahan and swung his foot, motioning for Elam to kick the game-winner on the play before his star running back was hurt. "I wasn't worried about an injury," Bowlen said. "I was worried about a fumble."

St. Louis Rams: WR Isaac Bruce left Sunday's 27-22 win over division rival Seattle in the first half after sustaining an injury to his ankle, and never returned. The good news is that X-rays taken at halftime revealed no broken bones. But that doesn't mean that Bruce is out of the woods yet. Bruce didn't seem too concerned with the status of his left ankle but coach Mike Martz was much more cautious. "I don't know if it is one of those high ankle sprains or low sprains, and we won't know until (today)," Martz told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. If Bruce suffered a high ankle sprain, he could miss the final two games of the regular season. Bruce hasn't missed a game since 1998.

Washington Redskins: QB Patrick Ramsey will undergo surgery today to repair a fractured bone in his right foot, according to the Washington Post. During the procedure he will also have a tendon in the foot repaired. Ramsey's rehabilitation period will be approximately 10 weeks, meaning he should be able to resume running in late February and, barring complications, will be able to participate in much of the Redskins' offseason program.


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