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Champ Bailey, Wes Welker hurt in Denver Broncos' loss

The Denver Broncos can't seem to catch a break on the injury front.

After an injury-filled training camp, the team saw four key players go down in Saturday night's 40-10 preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Although all news has been positive on defensive end Derek Wolfe's cervical spine injury, the Broncos might not be so fortunate with cornerback Champ Bailey, wide receiver Wes Welker and right guard Louis Vasquez.

Bailey was sporting crutches and a walking boot on his left foot after the game, according to The Denver Post's Mike Klis. X-rays were negative, but Bailey is scheduled to undergo an MRI after straining something in the bottom of his foot. According to's Ian Rapoport, the nature of Bailey's injury hasn't been determined.

Coach John Fox revealed that Welker suffered a right ankle sprain after hauling in the Broncos' lone touchdown. There was no word on the severity of Welker's injury.

Vasquez didn't return to the game after leaving with a left knee injury in the second quarter. The consensus among beat writers was that the injury did not appear to be serious, but the Broncos likely will send him for further testing to confirm.

At this point, Bailey's injury appears to be the biggest long-term concern. Sitting squarely in a Super Bowl window, the Broncos can ill afford to lose their top defensive back.

UPDATE: Rapoport reported Sunday, from a source who spoke with Vasquez, that the Broncos guard is "fine," and he just tweaked his knee.

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