Dec 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) scores his second touchdown in front of Denver Broncos cornerback Kayvon Webster (36) in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
KUSA - The Denver Broncos' secondary took another hit Thursday night when cornerback Kayvon Webster fractured his right thumb in the 27-20 loss to San Diego.
Coach John Fox said Friday that the rookie had surgery Friday morning. Webster might miss a game and will have to play with a cast for several weeks. Fox said the injury was much like Denver linebacker Von Miller did two years ago.
"I just know it wasn't season-ending," Fox said. "We'll see how he works back. I think, not to compare people, but I think Von missed a game and then played with a cast."
Cornerback Champ Bailey has missed 11 games because of a nagging left foot injury and could return for Denver's next game - Dec. 22 at Houston.
In revisiting Thursday night's loss, Fox said Friday he sensed the team had "a little tiredness" last week, and thought the short-week formula they've used in the past would work this season.
Denver (11-3) leads New England (10-3) in the race for home-field advantage in the AFC playoffs. The Patriots can overtake them with a win at Miami on Sunday.
Fox said he's not worried about other teams controlling the Broncos' postseason seeding.
"We're more concerned with us. Again, you always want things to go your way when it involves other teams but we're going to get an opportunity to be in the playoffs," Fox said. "Where exactly how that fits as far as seeds and all that, we'll influence that - or have an opportunity to - in our next two games. With all the focus really being on the next game and that is Houston. We can't control what everybody else does."
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