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Julius Thomas receives positive news with MRI

Not a high ankle sprain. Aaron Wilson

Print This October 28, 2013, 06:45 PM EST

Broncos tight end Julius Thomas was able to breathe a sigh of relief after receiving the results from an MRI taken on the ankle he injured during Denver's win over Washington.

Thomas, forced to leave the game and was unable to return, did not sustain the dreaded high ankle sprain. He tweeted the news soon after he got it.

"Just left the facility MRI showed it wasn't a high ankle sprain so I won't be down long," Thomas wrote. "Be back soon #CantWait."

Thomas has been a surprise for the Broncos' offense, which also features Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker and Eric Decker. Thomas has 451 yards and eight touchdowns in 2013 after spending his first two NFL seasons mostly injured.

The Portland State product was a basketball player before playing football during his final year of college.

The Broncos have a bye this week which should allow Thomas to rest his injured ankle. His status for Week 10 has yet to be determined.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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