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Injury Update for Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman

The Denver Broncos running out onto the field.

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 31: The Denver Broncos take the field before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 31, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Lost in the madness of Denver's blowout victory over the Cardinals was the status of Royce Freeman, who went down with an injury.

The former Oregon star had a solid performance, as he finished with 13 carries for 37 yards and a touchdown. However, it might take some time before he sees the field again.

During the game, the Broncos running back suffered a high ankle sprain, which could keep him on the shelf for an extended period of time.

If Freeman is out of action for multiple weeks, Phillip Lindsay should become the main tailback on Denver's offense. Another possible option could be Devontae Booker, even though he's lost touches in the backfield.

On Thursday, Lindsay had 14 carries for 90 rushing yards and a touchdown. This season, he's leading the Broncos with 436 yards on the ground. Clearly, he's capable of increasing his workload for Denver.

The Broncos will have a tough matchup next weekend, as they travel to Arrowhead Stadium to play the Chiefs.

With Freeman possibly out for that divisional showdown, Lindsay and Booker will need to shine.