Jerry Jeudy Injury Update: When Will The Broncos WR Be Back?

Written By Matt Burke on October 30, 2021 - Last Updated on October 31, 2021

Broncos backers are monitoring the status of wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, who suffered a high ankle sprain in Denver’s 27-13 opening week victory over the Giants. Fantasy football owners are also asking when will Jerry Jeudy be back and return to the Broncos. We will answer the question as to how long will Jeudy be out below and look at the betting implications regarding the WR moving forward.

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When will Jerry Jeudy be back, return?

We are getting closer to receiving the concrete answer as to when will Jerry Jeudy be back and return to the playing field. The Broncos designated Jeudy to return from IR on Oct. 16 but the WR was not activated for the Broncos game at Cleveland. The most likely return for the WR is now Week 8 against Washington. Denver then plays at Dallas and then hosts the Eagles.

Update: Jeudy has been activated from IR and will play on Sunday against the WFT.

  • Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 31 vs. Washington Football Team
  • Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 7 at Cowboys
  • Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 14 vs. Eagles

Broncos head coach Vic Fangio on Oct. 23 that “the expectation is he will play” against Washington. Jeudy practiced on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this past week but did not participate Friday due to soreness. Fangio is still “optimistic” Jeudy will play against the WFT.

“He was medically cleared to play [against the Browns],” Fangio said. “He wanted to play. We didn’t think it was prudent to play him with no practice.”

The Week 5 game against the Steelers was exactly 4 weeks since Jeudy suffered the ankle sprain. That would have been an extremely quick turnaround time for a high ankle sprain considering Healthline.com says that recovery from a high ankle sprain can take anywhere from six weeks to three months.

Professional athletes, particularly NFL players, are a different breed of course so it would not be the most shocking thing ever to see Jeudy suit up soon. That said, the NFL season is longer than ever with 17 games per team. The Broncos brass may err on the side of caution with Jeudy, even though they are in need of his return with KJ Hamler (ACL) done for the season.

The full six weeks seems to be the likely timeframe for Jeudy’s recovery, so pencil him in for the Week 8 game against Washington. We will update this article with more information as soon as it is learned.

Broncos odds

The Broncos could certainly use Jeudy right about now as they have lost their last four games after starting out 3-0.

Here are odds for the upcoming Broncos game and a look at their futures.

Broncos at Browns

And here are the best available Broncos futures prices.

Jerry Jeudy props

BetMGM set Jeudy’s over under for receiving yards prop at 925.5 yards. He will obviously fall under that total, barring some unprecedented wide receiver play when he returns.

Jeudy was highly productive in his brief 2021 appearance. The former Alabama star had 6 catches on 7 targets for a team-high 72 yards against the Giants. He had a long reception of 20 yards.

Most books have taken down Jeudy props due to the injury but we will post them below when they reappear.

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Matt Burke is the Sports Editor and Head of Evergreen/SEO Content at TheLines.com. He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of MetroBet, a digital and print sports betting platform, and was the Executive Sports Editor at Metro US Newspapers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) from 2014-2020. Matt has covered Super Bowls and Final Fours, and his work has appeared for Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, the Eagle Tribune, Gloucester Daily Times and Newburyport Daily News. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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