Broncos' Bailey has MRI on ailing hamstring

Updated: September 27, 2005, 5:35 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey had an MRI exam on his injured left hamstring Tuesday, results of which were not immediately released.

Bailey hurt himself in the second quarter of Denver's 30-10 win over Kansas City on Monday night, aggravating an injury that forced him out of the entire preseason.

Broncos players were off Tuesday and coaches were working on the game plan for next week's game against Jacksonville. Team officials did not immediately respond to requests from The Associated Press for updated information on Bailey's tests.

"It's sore," Bailey said after the game. "But I'm not really worried. I just want to know what's wrong so I can start taking care of it."

In the season opener, Bailey dislocated his left shoulder. He returned a week later -- faster than expected -- and has played the last two games wearing a harness to protect the shoulder.

He was injured Monday while going low to make a tackle on fullback Tony Richardson. He was grimacing as he came off the field. After spending a little time on the sideline, Bailey went to the locker room for the rest of the game.

"My mind-set is taking it one day at a time," Bailey said. "That's all I can do."

Receiver Rod Smith suffered a concussion during the game. Afterward, he said he felt OK, although his status will be further evaluated later in the week.


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